Cheaper and more frequent bus travel in Gloucestershire
By Sophie Ladd | 24th August 2021
Stagecoach West has announced a host of new and improved bus services in Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Stroud, as well as new Under 19 and cheaper group tickets. The changes will come into effect from Sunday 29th August and will make bus travel in Gloucestershire cheaper, quicker, and easier than ever before.
The local bus company is introducing a wider range of Under 19 tickets to offer cheaper travel for young people in Gloucestershire. The new ticket will allow under 19s in Stroud and Dursley to travel for just £2.80 a day or £11 a week when bought on the Stagecoach Bus App. For young people travelling in Cheltenham or Gloucester, tickets will start from just £2.30 a day or £10 a week when bought on the Stagecoach Bus App. Those travelling in groups will also benefit from cheaper ticket prices. For groups of four people travelling together in Stroud, Dursley, Cheltenham, or Gloucester, tickets will now cost just £7.50. Tickets for under 19s travelling between Cheltenham and Gloucester will be £4 a day or £14 a week, whilst groups can travel for just £10 a day when tickets are bought via the Stagecoach Bus App.
Cheltenham and Gloucester Service Changes
In addition to reduced ticket prices, residents in Gloucestershire will also benefit from more services than ever before.
The 94X express service and 94 via Churchdown will each run every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sundays. Students will also have the opportunity to use the 94X throughout the day, with the 94U continuing to run during peak times. Changes to the service N are set to benefit University students too, with a new route designed to connect University halls of residence in Cheltenham as well as direct links to Cheltenham Spa railway station.
Elsewhere, there are smaller changes to service 10, B, D/E and H.
Stroud and Dursley Service Changes
Changes in Stroud have been designed to connect more residents to more places by improving the frequency of services and their routes.
Most services will experience a change in route or service number. The new 64, 65, and 67 services will replace the former 61 service. Great Oldbury will also be served by the new 64 service every 30 minutes on weekdays and hourly on Sundays.
Dursley will once again benefit from an hourly service to Gloucester using the 65 service, now via Stonehouse, as well as hourly buses to Stroud via Uley. A 65X express bus will run fast from Dursley to Gloucester each morning, whilst Elmore and Frampton-on-Severn will have a dedicated commuter link to replace the current 60F.
The new 67 service will run every 30 minutes Monday-Saturday between Bussage and Cashes Green, via the town centre. There will also be later buses in the evening and an all-new Sunday service.
A new shopper link will also be available for passengers. The 165 service will offer shoppers a link from Coaley into Dursley, Nympsfield into Nailsworth, and Nailsworth/Woodchester to Sainsbury's. There will also be changes to the 63, 66 and 69.
Rachel Geliamassi, managing director at Stagecoach West, comments: "Our new and improved timetables will offer even better, more affordable services throughout Gloucestershire. The changes will make travel in the county easier than ever before, helping to support our community get back to normal life. After a tough 18 months, we are delighted to be able to help reconnect local residents with the things that matter most to them."
For more information on Stagecoach West timetables, click here.
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