Passengers in Somerset to have their say on local bus services

Passengers in Somerset to have their say on local bus services

As Somerset County Council (SCC) launches a consultation over plans to reduce bus services and subsidies in the region, Bus Users UK is to hold three Your Bus Matters events, giving local passengers a chance to have their say.

In addition to the reductions in the frequency of some subsidised services, the announcements from SCC include proposals to reduce the 09:00 – 09:30 concessionary enhancement currently available to bus pass holders, as well as removal of the companion pass. Alongside the Council’s consultation, Bus Users will be running Your Bus Matters events in Yeovil, Taunton and Frome in December.

Passengers will be able to raise their concerns direct with the people responsible for running bus services in their area including local bus operators and representatives from Somerset County Council.

The Your Bus Matters events will be at:

Taunton bus station (Tower Street) on Wednesday 16 December from 2pm to 6pm

Yeovil Bus Station (Glovers Walk/Central Road) on Friday 18 December from 10am to 1pm

Frome Market (Market Yard, Frome) on Saturday 19 December from 10am to 2pm.

Passengers using Class 2 mobility scooters will be able to get hold of a ‘permit to travel’ at the Taunton and Yeovil events. A permit to travel is the only way a mobility scooter can be carried on board a bus and Bus Users, working alongside local operators, is keen to make sure that bus travel is accessible to everyone.

Find out more about changes to bus services in Somerset

Find out about changes to concessionary passes in Somerset

Find out more about the Permit to Travel for Class 2 mobility scooters 

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