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First West of England is a bus company within First Group, operating services within Bristol, Bath, Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

History[]

First Bus inherited the Bristol operations from its predecessor Badgerline Ltd when the group was formed. Badgerline had acquired the old Bristol Omnibus Company which had been trading as City Line. First imposed its own corporate identity and the City Line name was dropped.

In 2003, First Group changed the legal structure of some of its bus operating subsidiaries, and as a result, First Bristol Buses Ltd (the entity which had been Bristol Omnibus Company) became First Bristol Ltd,[1] and the legal entity which had been Badgerline Ltd became First Somerset & Avon [2]. First Bus was fined £40,000 as a penalty for the late running of its buses.

Operations[]

First Bristol, Bath and the West[]

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First are the primary operator within the region of Bristol, Bath and the West (including Weston-super-Mare and north Somerset). They operate a mixture of local services within the city and longer distance routes connecting the major towns, as well as Park&Ride services and university services.

Overview:[]

Depot

Name

Address Routes

Operated

No, of

Vehicles

Bath Weston Island, Lower Bristol Road, Twerton, Bath, Somerset, BA2 9ES 31
Hengrove Roman Farm Road, Hengrove, Bristol, BS4 1UJ 13
Lawrence Hill Easton Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 0DZ 40
Wells Priory Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1SZ 7
Weston-super-Mare Searle Crescent, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 3YX 15

Garage Details:[]

Services in Bristol (and the surrounding area):[]

Route

Number

From via To Branding
1 Cribbs Causeway Henbury, Brentry, Westbury, City Centre, Temple Meads Broomhill Bristol 1|2
2 Cribbs Causeway Brentry, Southmead, Henleaze, City Centre, Temple Meads Stockwood Bristol 1|2 / citylines 2
2a Brentry Southmead, Henleaze, City Centre, Temple Meads, Knowle Stockwood Bristol 1|2
3 Cribbs Causeway Henbury, Avonmouth, Shirehampton, Coombe Dingle, Whiteladies Road City Centre

(Union Street)

citylines 3/4
4 Cribbs Causeway Henbury, Lawrence Weston, Shirehampton, Sea Mills, Whiteladies Road citylines 3/4
5 City Centre

(Lewins Mead)

St Werburgh's, Eastville, Stapleton, Fishponds, Oldbury Court, Bromley Heath Downend citylines 5
6 City Centre

(Broad Quay)

Lawrence Hill, Whitehall, Soundwell Kingswood citylines east
7 City Centre

(Broad Quay)

Lawrence Hill, Whitehall, Speedwell, New Cheltenham Staple Hill citylines east
8 Temple Meads Station City Centre, Clifton, Bristol Zoo, Clifton, City Centre Temple Meads Station Bristol 8
17 Southmead Hospital Eastville, Fishponds, Staple Hill, Kingswood, Hanham Keynsham citylines east
24 Southmead Hospital Horfield, Lockleaze, Eastville, Easton, City Centre, Bedminster Ashton Gate citylines 24
24a Ashton Gate Ashton Drive, Ridsdale Road Ashton Vale
35 City Centre Lawrence Hill, St George, Kingswood, Warmley, Bridgeyate, Wick Marshfield
36 City Centre

(Broad Quay)

Barton Hill, St Anne's Brislington
41x Lawrence Hill Depot City Centre Lawrence Hill Depot
42 City Centre

(Broad Quay)

Lawrence Hill, St George, Kingswood, Cadbury Heath, North Common, Oldland Common Bitton citylines east
43 City Centre

(Broad Quay)

Lawrence Hill, St George, Kingswood, Warmley Cadbury Heath citylines east
44 City Centre

(Broad Quay)

Lawrence Hill, St George, Hanham Common Cadbury Heath citylines east
45 City Centre

(Broad Quay)

Lawrence Hill, St George, Hanham Cadbury Heath citylines east
48 City Centre (Rupert Street) Easton, Eastville, Fishponds, Downend, Blackhorse Emersons Green Bristol 48/48A/49
48A Easton, Eastville, Fishponds, Blackberry Hill UWE Frenchay Campus Bristol 48/48A/49
49 Easton, Eastville, Fishponds, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield, Blackhorse, Emersons Green Lyde Green Bristol 48/48A/49
70 City Centre

(Broad Quay)

Cromwell Road, Filton Avenue UWE Frenchay Campus Bristol 70/71
71 UWE Bower Ashton Campus City Centre, Gloucester Road, Filton Avenue UWE Frenchay Campus Bristol 70/71
72/72a Temple Meads Station City Centre, University of Bristol, Redland, Gloucester Road UWE Frenchay Campus
73 Temple Meads Station City Centre, Gloucester Road, Filton Avenue, Bristol Parkway Station, Bradley Stoke, Patchway Cribbs Causeway citylines 73
75 Hengrove Depot Hengrove Park, Hartcliffe, Withywood, Bedminster, City Centre, Gloucester Road, Filton, Patchway Cribbs Causeway
76 Hengrove Depot Hengrove Park, Hartcliffe, Withywood, Bedminster, City Centre, Gloucester Road, Southmead, Henbury Cribbs Causeway
90 City Centre

(Cabot Circus)

Bedminster, Filwood Park Hengrove Depot
91 Temple Meads, Melvin Square Hengrove
92 Temple Meads, Knowle, Windways Hengrove
93x City Centre

(Bus Station)

direct Hengrove Depot
96 Brislington Knowle, Hengrove Park Hengrove
178 Bristol Keynsham, Marksbury, Paulton, Midsomer Norton Radstock
349 Bristol Temple Meads, Brislington Keynsham
376 Bristol Whitchurch, Pensford, Clutton, Chewton Mendip, Wells, Glastonbury Street Mendip Xplorer
A2 Bristol Temple Meads Station, Bedminster, A38 Bristol Airport Air Connect
T1 Bristol M32, Harry Stoke, Bradley Stoke, Almondsbury Thornbury South Glos Lynx
T2 Bristol Gloucester Road, Filton, Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, Almondsbury, Hortham Village Thornbury South Glos Lynx
U1 City Centre

(Colston Avenue)

University of Bristol (Main Campus) UoB Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence Bristol uniBUS
U2 City Centre

(Colston Avenue)

University of Bristol (Main Campus) UoB Langford Campus Bristol uniBUS
X8 Bristol Backwell, Trendlewood Way, Hannah More Red, Hazelbury Rd Nailsea excel
Y1 Bristol

(City Centre)

M32, Coalpit Heath, Yate Chipping Sodbury South Glos Lynx
Y2 Bristol M32, Fishponds, Downend, Coalpit Heath Yate South Glos Lynx
Y3 Bristol M32, Hambrook, Winterbourne, Iron Acton Yate South Glos Lynx
Y4 Bristol M32, Stapleton, Frenchay, Hambrook, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Coalpit Heath Yate South Glos Lynx
Y5 Bristol M32, Fishponds, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield, Pucklechurch, Westerleigh Yate, Chipping Sodbury South Glos Lynx
Y6 Southmead Hospital Cribbs Causeway, Bristol Parkway, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell Yate, Chipping Sodbury South Glos Lynx
m1 Cribbs Causeway Aztec West, Bradley Stoke, UWE Campus, M32, City Centre, Bedminster, Inns Court Hengrove Park metrobus
m2 Long Ashton P&R Ashton Gate, SS Great Britain, Wapping Wharf, Temple Meads City Centre metrobus
m3/m3x Emersons Green Lyde Green, UWE Frenchay Campus (m3 only), M32 City Centre

(Colston Avenue)

metrobus
Portway P&R Portway Park and Ride Site City Centre, Temple Meads Portway Park and Ride Site Park + Ride
Brislington P&R Brislington Park and Ride Site Temple Meads, The Haymarket, The Centre Brislington Park and Ride Site Park + Ride

Services in Weston-super-Mare and Wells:[]

Route

Number

From via To Branding
1 Weston-super-Mare Town Centre Grand Pier, Birnbeck Pier, Kewstoke Sand Bay Somerset’s Coaster
2 Weston-super-Mare Town Centre Grove Park South Road Badgerline
3 Worle Mead Vale, Weston-super-Mare Town Centre, Bourneville Searle Crescent Badgerline
4 Weston-super-Mare Town Centre Clarence Park, Uphill, Weston General Hospital Bleadon Badgerline
5 Worle Upper Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare Town Centre, Weston General Hospital, Uphill Hutton Badgerline
6 Weston-super-Mare Town Centre Milton Worlebury Badgerline
7 Worle Milton Road, Weston-super-Mare Town Centre, Coronation Estate, Oldmixon Haywood Village Badgerline
20 Weston-super-Mare Brean, Berrow Burnham-on-Sea Somerset’s Coaster
126 Weston-super-Mare Locking, Winscombe, Axbridge, Cheddar Wells Mendip Xplorer
171 Bath Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Hallatrow, Farrington Gurney Paulton

Farmborough

Mendip Xplorer
172 Bath Radstock, Midsomer Norton Paulton Mendip Xplorer
173 Bath Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Chilcompton, Gurney Slade Wells Mendip Xplorer
174 Bath Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Shepton Mallet Wells Mendip Xplorer
175 Wells Shepton Mallet Bath & West Showground Vaccine Centre Mendip Xplorer
X1 Weston-super-Mare Worle, Congresbury, Backwell Bristol excel
X2 Weston-super-Mare Worle, West Wick, Congresbury, Yatton, Claverham, Backwell, Long Ashton Bristol excel
X3 Portishead Portbury Wharf Bristol excel
X3a Portishead Portbury Wharf, Pill Bristol excel
X4 Portishead Pill Bristol excel
X5 Weston-super-Mare Worle, M5, Clevedon, Portishead, M5, Portway Bristol excel
X6 Clevedon Tickenham, Failand Bristol excel
X7 Clevedon Tickenham, Nailsea, Wraxall, Long Ashton Bristol excel
X9 Nailsea Wraxall, Long Ashton Bristol excel

Services in Bath (and the surrounding area):[]

Route

Number

From via To Branding
1 City Centre

(Ambury)

Oldfield Park, Coronation Avenue Southdown
2 City Centre

(Dorchester Street)

Widcombe, Combe Down Mulberry Park
3 Foxhill St Martin's Hospital, City Centre, Batheaston Bathford
3a Weston City Centre, Elmhurst Estate Batheaston
4 Weston RUH, Lower Weston, City Centre, Bloomfield Odd Down

(Park & Ride site)

5 City Centre

(Ambury)

Lower Bristol Road, Twerton Whiteway
6 City Centre

(Manvers Street)

Fairfield Park City Centre
6a City Centre

(Manvers Street)

Fairfield Park, Larkhall Square City Centre
7 City Centre

(Manvers Street)

Larkhall Square City Centre
8 City Centre

(Bus Station)

Linear Park, The Oval Kingsway
11 City Centre

(Bus Station)

St George's Hill Bathampton
12 City Centre

(Dorchester Street)

Oldfield Park Haycombe Cemetery
18 Bath Newbridge, Saltford, Keynsham, North Common, Warmley, Kingswood, Staple Hill, Downend UWE Frenchay Campus
19 Bath Kelston, Bitton, Cadbury Heath, Warmley, Kingswood, Staple Hill, Downend, UWE Frenchay Campus, Bristol Parkway Station, Little Stoke Cribbs Causeway
20a University of Bath City Centre, RUH, Upper Weston, Lower Weston, Oldfield Park, Twerton, Whiteway, Southdown, Odd Down, Combe Down University of Bath
20c Combe Down, Odd Down, Southdown, Whiteway, Twerton, Oldfield Park, Lower Weston, Upper Weston, RUH, City Centre
21 Newbridge Park & Ride Site City Centre (Westgate Buildings) Newbridge Park & Ride Site Bath Park & Ride
31 Lansdown Park & Ride Site City Centre (Milsom Street) Lansdown Park & Ride Site Bath Park & Ride
32 City Centre

(Bus Station)

Lansdown Bath Racecourse Vaccine Centre
37 Bath Bitton, Longwell Green, Hanham, St George, Lawrence Hill Bristol
39 Bath Saltford, Keynsham, Brislington, Temple Meads Bristol Aquae
X39 Bath Saltford, Brislington, Temple Meads Bristol Aquae
41 Odd Down Park & Ride Site City Centre (Ambury) Odd Down Park & Ride Site Bath Park & Ride
42 Odd Down

(Park & Ride Site)

Wedmore Park, Shophouse Road Royal United Hospital
D1 Bath City Centre Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury, Warminster Warminster,

Salisbury

Discover
D1x Bath City Centre Bradford-on-Avon Trowbridge,

North Bradley

Discover
D2 Bath City Centre Hinton Charterhouse, Norton St Philip, Beckington Frome Discover
U1 University of Bath City Centre Oldfield Park Bath uniBUS
U5 Bath Spa University Lower Bristol Road, Twerton City Centre

(Bus Station)

Bath Spa uniBUS

References[]

  1. Companies House Webcheck Company Number 25088
  2. Companies House Webcheck Company Number 1966277

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