The A1 airport bus service that links Bristol Airport with Temple Meads and the city centre is to be diverted onto the Metrobus route. Changes will be implemented from 28th October.
Currently, the A1 bus travels between Temple Meads and the airport every 10 minutes along the A38 through Bedminster, Bedminster Down and Highridge.
Now, the main A1 route will use the new Winterstoke Road Metrobus flyover, giving passengers the option to get off at the SS Great Britain or the M-Shed.
The route will be down the A38 from the airport, turning left at the new Lime Kiln roundabout, along the new South Bristol Link Road spur, turning right onto the Metrobus road, that is already in use from the Long Ashton Park and Ride, into the city centre via Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate and Spike Island.
The Airport Bus service via Bedminster has been reduced but not completely scrapped. A ‘new’ Airport Bus service, the A2, will still follow the old route along West Street.
Because the Airport Bus service is effectively splitting in two, there will be timetable changes.
The A1 route that uses the Metrobus route will run every 12 minutes.
The A2 route through Bedminster will run every 30 minutes (rather than every 10 minutes for the old service) between 3.30am and midnight.