Buses of yesteryear back for free New Year’s Day service
A FREE vintage bus service will be running again on the 376 route on New Year’s Day.
For the past two years, First West of England’s modern 376 bus service has taken a break on January 1 and buses of yesteryear have taken over for the day, running between Street, Wells and Bristol.
These vehicles are restored and preserved by enthusiasts for future generations to enjoy. Some of them date back to the 1940s, and many of the vehicles are of the type seen on the streets of the West Country in the past.
The free-of-charge service will run again this New Year’s Day between 10am and 4pm, calling at all the normal stops used by the 376, from Oakfield Road in Street to Wells and on to Bristol Bus Station. The service generally follows the normal First Sunday timetable during the hours of operation (with some exceptions).
The service has been very popular in the past, with people young and old using it for pleasure and to get to work. No fares are charged as these buses are in retirement now and are only used for a few days each year, with volunteer drivers.
Due to the age of some of the vehicles, they are not all fully accessible and may have steps.
First West of England has given background support to the event. For more information, visit www.bristolbusevents.co.uk