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Service X5 in Cymru

Making bus travel simpler for thousands of customers

New technology is being rolled out across all First Cymru buses this spring, making travel quicker and simpler for thousands of passengers.

April service changes

New cross-city routes and services reconnecting communities

Three extra cross-city bus routes are being introduced in Bristol as part of a package of changes from First West of England this spring.

The 376 travelling over the Mendip Hills

New bus routes from Somerset to Bristol will cost passengers as little as 4p per mile

Residents living in two of Somerset’s largest towns will benefit from new bus links to Bristol for as little as 4p per mile.

Sally Wood heading to the Bristol Hippodrome for a Matinee Mingle

Tackling loneliness with a theatre tour for Matinée Minglers arriving by bus

Theatre fans arriving in Bristol by bus are being given the chance of a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the venue which kickstarted the career of Hollywood great Cary Grant.

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Marking 80 years since the first women drivers in the West of England

A new competition has been launched to commemorate 80 years since the first women drivers got behind the wheel of buses in the West of England.

On board poster campaign

Latest figures reveal why new suicide prevention partnership is so important

  • Bus operator First West of England and Bristol-based charity, Suicide Prevention UK, are joining forces for what is believed to be the first partnership of its kind - at this scale - in the UK.
  • People at risk of suicide increasingly using buses to reach the destination where they plan to take their lives.
  • At least three in 50 people use public transport to get to their suicide location.
  • First West of England will offer training to drivers to spot the signs of suicide, raise the profile of suicide high risk areas on bus routes, offer free travel to the charity’s volunteers and launch an on-board marketing campaign expected to be seen by about 1.5million passengers each week.
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13 million birthday milestone for most successful metrobus

Bristol’s metrobus network has carried almost 25 million passengers since it launched, with its most popular route celebrating its fifth birthday at the weekend.

The 376 travelling through Glastonbury

Six million more bus journeys made this year

Over six million more journeys were made by bus passengers in the West of England in 2023 compared to last year, according to new figures from the region’s largest bus operator.

Bristol Beatrice Crass synchornised swimming

Helping Bristol’s budding Olympian go from wheels to water

A budding Olympian in Bristol is going from wheels to water thanks to a partnership with First West of England.

Christmas bus 2023

Christmas and New Year services

First West of England, First Cymru and First Worcester has confirmed its bus timetables over the Christmas and New Year period.

Cymru January changes

Improved reliability and extra buses coming to south and west Wales

Workers and students in Swansea are set to be benefit from changes happening to the bus network in south and west Wales.