Bus improvements in Melksham and Bradford-on-Avon30 Apr 2014
With funding from the government, Wiltshire Council has been working to increase patronage on the Bradford-on-Avon town bus and the Melksham Metro.
In Melksham, there is a new rail-link bus service which runs two services in the morning peak and three in the afternoon peak. The bus will always wait for the train if it is delayed. A new bus has also been bought for the Melksham Metro to make the service more comfortable. The timetable can be downloaded at www.connectingwiltshire.co.uk/transwilts
In Bradford-on-Avon a slightly newer bus in brand new colours has been provided, and the council have been working with Climate Friendly Bradford-on-Avon to produce some new timetables. The service will now run every hour between 7.40am and 6.30pm on weekdays, and between 8.45am and 1.23pm on Saturdays. The new timetable is designed to be easier to remember. You can pick one up from the Tourist Information Centre or the Library.
The council has also added a new feature to its Connecting Wiltshire website which allows people to see live twitter updates about disruptions to services or changes to timetables. These updates are provided by participating operators including First Bus, Salisbury Reds and Frome Minibuses who run the Bradford-on-Avon town bus and Melksham Metro with support from Wiltshire Council.
Later in the summer, the council will be running a series of free days on these two buses and will launch new bus maps for Trowbridge, Chippenham, Bradford-on-Avon, Melksham and Malmesbury. A new interactive bus map for the whole county will also be launched on the Connecting Wiltshire website.