Friday, 28 December 2018

Bus service info into the New year 2018 - 2019

Friday 28th Dec - Normal weekday service on x67 & x34. D2 is operating on a Saturday service. Frome Bus normal service
Saturday 29th Dec - Normal Saturday services on x34 & the D2. Frome Bus normal service
Sunday 30th D2 operating normal Sunday service
Monday 31st Dec - Normal weekday service on x34 & x67. D2 operating on Saturday service. Frome bus normal service
Tuesday 1st Jan - No service for any buses
Wednesday 2nd Jan - x34 & x67 Full weekday service onwards.D2 operating on a Saturday service until the 5th Jan. Normal service on Frome bus
5th Jan normal service resumes for the D2

Friday, 30 November 2018

D2 & x67 Route during the Norton St Philip Road closure 3rd Dec 2018


From Monday 3rd December X67s will follow a diversion due to a road closure in Norton St Philip. Bath Road north of its junction with Farleigh Road towards Hinton Charterhouse will be closed. During this period buses will operate from Frome to Norton St Philip, Fleur de Lys, before turning onto Farleigh Road to the A36 and then taking Branch Road to Hinton Charterhouse before rejoining the normal route. Bus Stops between Norton St Philip (Farleigh Road junction) and Hinton Charterhouse (Branch Road junction) will not be served during this period. This closure is anticipated to last up to and including Thursday 6th December. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Christnas timetable info 2018 - 19

First Bus

Faresaver buses
Monday 24th Dec - Normal weekday service except X31 & X72 which will operate Saturday timetable
Tuesday 25th Dec - No Faresaver services
Wednesday 26th Dec - No Faresaver service

Bus routes during the Christnas lights switch on 2019

On Friday 30th November Frome Market Place will be closed to traffic from 1600. During this period the X34 and X67 services will divert.
Service X67 - Departures from Bath after 1545 will service to Fromefield and will then divert via Rodden Road and A362 (Wallbridge, Portway, Christchurch Street East) rejoining normal route at Christchurch Street West and the same route in reverse.
Service X34 - Buses from Chippenham will terminate at Fromefield after 1600. The 1645 and 1720 trips from Sainsburys will start from Fromefield. Passengers wishing to travel between Sainsburys and the Town Centre are advised to catch the X67 after 1600.

Route 53 1742 journey to Frome will leave from the Railway Station and Station Road only (and not the MP)
184 alternative route during the Christmas lights switch on
The 17.50 184 frome to midsomer Norton bus. This bus WILL START from Welshmill lane by the weir bridge. And won’t serve the market place.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Road works affecting Frome bus 414 servive to Midsomer Norton

 Route 414 (Frome-MSN) From Tue 13-11-18 for 19 days this service will be unable to serve Buckland Dinham, and Buckland Down due to roadworks that will close the main road in the village.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

x34 alternative route during the Butts road closure from the 5th Nov 2018

e x34 will terminate at Frome market place during the road closure & the Butts & Sainsburys wont be served.

Friday, 2 November 2018

162 route during the Butts road closure 5th - 6th November 2018

162 Frome - Shepton Mallet  alternative  bus route during the Butts road closure 5th - 6th November

Day 1 Frome Market place -  Rossiters road -  Marston road - Sainsburys  Frome then Shepton Mallet
Day 2 Frome Market Place - The Butts - Marston Trading estate - Sainsburys Frome Then Shepton Mallet

Saturday, 15 September 2018

SCC plan to make huge cuts to transport

As shown in the link, transport cuts are stated as inevitable under "removal of services".
We really need to let people know and help them realise that they must get involved with both the petition and consultation.
If people loose public transport they will loose the ability to access support networks, services appointments, work and equally provide support.
Even if you do not feel this is relevant to you, this will affect wider communities so shares incredibly helpful. On our pages, in community groups etc.
A HUGE Thank you.
MELISSA 😊 on behalf of EGOB
With cuts to transport pending, we ask you all to share our petition and of course get involved in the transport consultation which closes on the 23rd of September.
If possible, please share in community groups and/or tag public transport users and supporters.
We need to hand this petition in at the next full County Council meeting.
We have a little over 2000 signatures altogether presently. 😊
Many thanks. EGOB
Petition link here:…/takeaction/994/018/947/

If SCC cuts go ahead Frome could possibly lose any bus service that SCC deem not to be commercially viable. At present Frome only has 3 commercially operated bus services to Bath & Chippenham / Trowbridge the rest could be lost if these cuts go ahead 

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Bus stall Saturday the 1st September 2018

We are running a bus stall on Saturday 1 September from 830 to 1200, outside Nationwide in Frome Market Place. We will have all the latest bus timetables for all the bus operators that run services through Frome.
Faresaver X67 and X34 timetables are changing along with First Bus's D2 (old 267) timetable.
Come get your latest bus timetables and say hello!

Faresaver route changes for September 2nd 2018

Faresaver's x67 & x34 will be changing routes in early September.

 The x67 will be changing routes from Sept 2nd  to take in Green lane, Weymouth road & Frome Hospital. The  x67 will be not be going into the hospital due to previous issues but will be stopping outside at the stop currently used by the 30.  Fareasver have given me this outline as to how the x67 will arrive to & from the hospital, from the Market Place it will operate along Fromefield to the Co-op as per the x34 then turn right past the hospital to the traffic lights before turning left onto Berkley Road and vice versa. The x67 route changes have come about after residents along Green lane & Critchill said that they found it difficult to access town & the hospital by bus well done Faresaver for stepping in. 

 The x34 will also be changing its route on the 10th September to take in the Butts & Sainsburys

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Bus timetable changes for September

There are significant bus timetable changes for early September affecting Frome and the surrounding area. We will do a full post on these once we have clarified a few issues. However, below are the timetables that will change. No changes for Libra or Frome bus this time around

Faresaver are changing the following timetables:
x67 operational from September 3rd

x34 operational from September 10th

First Bus D2 bus timetable operational from Sunday 2 September.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

D2 Timetable

The new D2 bus service is launched today. This services replaces the 267.It goes on more or less the same route from Frome to Bath.

The new timetable can be viewed:

Photo of the D2 in Beckington on Sunday 29 April

Friday, 27 April 2018

Favbugs bus stall is back today 28/4/18

We will be outside Nationwide in Frome from 0830 until 1215

Tracey Harding, Lucy & Peter Travis will be manning the stall today. We all do this voluntarily. Today we will be handing out your new Frome market bespoke & D2 timetables We will also have all of your other operators bus time tables Faresaver Buses, Frome Minibuses & Libra Travel. We also give out advice were we can. Drop by to see us on this possibly damp morning

Just a reminder that Frome and Villages Bus User Group will be holding a bus stall on Saturday 28 April in Frome Market Place from 830am to 1215. We will be handing out bus timetables covering all bus operators in Frome and trying to answer any questions on buses for Frome and the surrounding area.
Plus at Sainsbury’s First Bus will be showcasing their new D2 Frome to Bath bus service which will be replacing the 267 from Sunday 29 April. They will be at Sainsbury’s from 9am to 1500 on Saturday 28 April.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Your new Frome market bespoke bus timetable

Frome And Villages Bus User Group - Favbug have been working with Frome Town Council to create an easy to use bus timetable that incorporates all bus routes and operators through Frome Town Center.
Copies will be at Frome Information desk, at the FAVBUG stall this Saturday in Frome Market Place or you can download a copy here and also door dropped to parts of Frome.

Faresaver buses  are pleased to announce that wifi is coming to their large single deck and double deck buses. This means that the buses used on services 60, 228, 555, X10, X31, X34, X67, X72 and Ralph Allen School will all have wifi  in the very near future.

Faresaver - your local, family owned, independant bus company, always reinvesting and improving to provide the best service we can !

267 will be changing to D2 From 29/ 4/18

The 267 will be changing its number from the 29/4/18 to D2. The D2 is part of 3 buses that will make up the new Discover bus fleet. The D2 will have FREE  Wi Fi  & usb charging points + contactless payments. 

The D2 will be running 1/2 hourly  in both directions to take in Frome Sainsbury's. The D2 will be omitting Frome hospital from the new route. Going around the hospitals car park was never ideal for a bus as they used to get stuck behind a parked car or worse stuck in a grass verge, The closest stops to Frome Hospital will be at Berkley road or  Fromefield. The new route is as follows bellow 

Bus 1 will do the following route 
B3090, Bath Road, Fromefield, Frome Market place, Bath Street, Christchurch Street  West, Broadway, Oakfield Road, Chritchill road, Marston Lane, Masons Way, Frome Sainsbury's, Marston Road The Butts, Bath Street Frome Market Place, Berkley Road, Clink road, Brunel Way, Frome sports, Frome College, B3090

Bus 2 will do the following route half an hour later 
B3090 Frome College, Frome sports Centre, Brunel way, Clink Road, Berkley Road, Frome Market place Bath Street, The Butts, Marston Road, Frome Sainsbury's, Masons Way, Marston Lane, Chritchill road, Oakfield Road, Broadway, Christchurch Street West, Bath Street Frome Market place, Fromefield, Bath Road, B3090 

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Faresaver Easter bus service information 2018

On Good Friday and Easter Monday there will be a Sunday timetable in operation. If there is no Sunday service then the service does not operate on Bank Holidays. We will be operating a normal Saturday service on Saturday 31st March.
Our Kids go Free offer will commence on Saturday 31st March and run through to Saturday 14th April

First bus Easter bus services information 2018

Good Friday (30th March)
Sunday & Public Holiday timetables on all routes,
except Service A1 (BristolAirport Flyer) which
will operate a Monday to Friday
Saturday 31st March Normal Saturday timetables on all routes
Easter Sunday (1st April)
Normal Sunday & Public Holiday timetables on all
routes, except Bath Park & Ride Services
21, 31 and 41 will not operate
Bank Holiday Monday (2nd April)
Sunday & Public Holiday timetables on all routes,
except Service A1 (BristolAirport Flyer)
which will operate a Monday to Friday timetable

Monday, 19 March 2018

Bus service Weather update 19/ 3/ 18

Weather update from First Bus 
First buses 267 will be operating on the main roads only today. They are unable to serve Critchill, Beckington, Rode & Frome hospital. 

Weather update From Fareasver Buses 
0550 - We are currently out assessing roads following further overnight snow. Main roads appear clear but some untreated roads are slushy and icy.
We are planning to operate normal X31 route, X34 will operate via main rd not serving Lacock, Rode or Beckington until further notice. X72 - we are assessing Urchfont area but route between Devizes and Bath appears fine. X67 - not serving Beckington or Rode.