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Land's End Coaster

New services and extra evening journeys for Cornwall

Cornwall by Kernow has announced network changes for its bus services in Cornwall. The changes, which are part of a twice-yearly network review, come into force on Sunday 31 March.

Buses of Somerset

Four at risk bus routes safeguarded after Buses of Somerset & Somerset Council reach agreement

Somerset Council and First Bus South which operates Buses of Somerset have reached an agreement to ensure four routes in the county can continue to run for another year. 

First Bus Taunton-87

Christmas and New Year services

First South has confirmed its bus timetables over the Christmas and New Year period. 

Pompey Panto

Oh yes we did! Get the bus to the Pompey Panto for ‘5 for £5’

In time for panto season, local bus operator First Solent has teamed up with Portsmouth’s Kings Theatre to offer a special ‘5 for £5’ bus ticket for people heading to Hook: The Further Adventures of Peter Pan.

First Solent bus

First Solent launches ‘Tap on Tap off’ contactless bus payments

  • New tap on, tap off (TOTO) technology gives best value fares for customers
  • Contactless payments help personalise pricing based on usage
  • Daily/weekly price caps allow unlimited travel for a fixed price
Buses of Somerset

Extra journeys added to bus services in Somerset

  • From Monday 27 November, changes to Buses of Somerset’s timetables will further improve punctuality and reliability
  • Following customer feedback, earlier buses added to help locals get to work
  • Evening services extended on the 21 service
First Bus poppy

Free bus travel to mark Remembrance weekend

Local bus operator, First South is offering free travel across its bus network for all veterans and UK Armed Forces personnel travelling to Remembrance activities on Armistice Day (Saturday 11th November) and Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 12th November).

From L-R: Cllr Vernon-Jackson, Portsmouth City Council; Carol Sim, Head of Operations First South; Simon Goff, Managing Director First South; Cllr Philpott, Hampshire County Council; Frank Baxter, Head of Integrated Transport, Hampshire County Council

It’s electric! Work starts at Hoeford depot to bring electric buses to Hampshire and Portsmouth

  • First Bus South, operator of First Solent, has started construction works to electrify Hoeford bus depot
  • The newly electric depot will support 62 new EV buses for Portsmouth and Hampshire
  • EV Buses and electric infrastructure is a jointly funded initiative with Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City Council
Picture shows from L-R: Richard Moon, Business Contract Manager Truronian, Julien Boast, Chief Executive Hall for Cornwall, Richard Honey, Staff Manager Cornwall by Kernow

Curtain rises on new partnership between Cornwall by Kernow and Hall for Cornwall

  • Bus operator Cornwall by Kernow has joined forces with Hall for Cornwall 
  • Partnership will encourage bus usage as a sustainable travel option to the theatre  
  • Cornwall by Kernow becomes official sponsor of Hall for Cornwall’s Christmas Show, Peter Pan 
RailAir 3 - Watford Junction

New RailAir coach service links Watford to Heathrow

  • New direct coach service links Watford to Heathrow in around 45 mins 
  • RA3 is the latest addition to the RailAir family, operated by First Bus South in partnership with Heathrow  
  • Cost effective new route increases connectivity to UK’s busiest airport 
First Bus Taunton-87

First Bus South confirms closure of Bridgwater Depot

  • Buses of Somerset (First Bus South) confirm its bus depot in Bridgwater will close with effect from 3 September 2023.
  • Buses of Somerset remains committed to its future in Somerset and its operations will continue to be run from neighbouring depots.
  • From 3 September, there will be some changes to services across Buses of Somerset network, including improvements to frequencies on selected routes.