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Operators may seek subsidy to operate Bristol BRT routes


Andrew Forster
16 September 2016
Bristol: First doesn’t accept e-purse payments
Bristol: First doesn’t accept e-purse payments


Bus services on new bus rapid transit (BRT) routes in the Bristol area may have to be subsidised because of operators’ reluctance to register commercial services. 

The West of England Partnership is delivering three BRTroutes with a combined cost of £205m: Ashton Vale to Temple Meads (£55.3m); South Bristol Link (£47.2m); and North Fringe to Hengrove (£102m). The DfT has provided £112m of the funds. The schemes cover three council areas: Bristol, South...

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