NEIGHBOURHOOD BUS-SERVICE TO BE BOOSTED!
The No 52 bus service has been run by Abus since January 2011 and serves communities between the City Centre, Bedminster, Bedminster Down, Highridge, Bishopsworth and Hartcliffe.
From Wednesday 6th June, it is extending its southern destination from Imperial Park (formerly the site of the Imperial Tobacco factory) to Hengrove Park, which boasts the City of Bristol College Skills Academy, the recent Leisure Centre and the new South Bristol Community Hospital.
From Monday 23rd July, two afternoon services will be added which links the South Bristol communities with Broadmead.
Abus owner Alan Peters commented: "Abus is delighted to announce these improvements to the no.52 bus service and our thanks go to the Dundry View Neighbourhood Partnership for helping to make this possible.
We hope that the additional passengers using the service to-and-from the South Bristol Hospital will ensure the long-term operation of the Service.
Abus is committed to providing reliable public transport services at economic fares.
Bishopsworth Conservative Councillor Richard Eddy added: "Abus is to be congratulated for extending and improving the regularity of this crucial neighbourhood service.
"Passengers frequently comment upon the convenience of the service, the friendliness of the drivers and the reliability of their bus journeys.
"When the Council first withdrew funding from the route in mid-2010, there was great concern that communities in Bedminster Down and Highridge would be starved of public transport links.
Since that time, this issue has become even more acute with the opening of the leisure centre and community hospital."