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Trouble on the buses

BUS users are demanding action over changes which have left the area with a “ludicrous” service.

People who rely on the Metrobus m3 to commute from Bromley Heath to Bristol city centre say it is slower than the X48 service it replaced, is often late and overcrowded.

One mum is considering removing her daughter from her sixth-form college because the Metrobus cannot get her there on time. Other passengers have condemned the “nightmare” stops on the Avon Ring Road.

There are calls for operator First to change the route of the Metrobus - or even reinstate the X48.

Meanwhile, people who relied on the axed 10 service to reach Southmead Hospital from Mangotsfield and Downend  have taken to the streets as they try to persuade South Gloucestershire Council to find the money to  support their “lifeline” service.


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