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Changes to Bristol’s buses due to lockdown

First Bus has announced changes to its services in the Bristol area from Sunday (24 January) due to reduced customer demand during lockdown.

It is expected that many of these service alterations will be for the whole of the lockdown period – but all services remain “under constant review”

Among the key changes to timetables and operating services is the continued suspension of several schools-only services.

Some timetables in the city have also been adjusted to reflect lower usage at this time.

Managing Director of First West of England, James Freeman, thanked all customers for their ongoing patience and cooperation.”

He said: “We are regularly monitoring what is needed to get our customers moving safely and reliably.

“These altered timetables will ensure that the number of buses in operation meet the needs of those who must undertake essential travel in line with Government guidance…”

Key changes which affect Knowle West include:

The Metrobus m1 service which runs from Hengrove Park to Cribbs Causeway, stopping at Filwood and Inns Court and travelling via Bedminster and the city centre.

From Monday to Friday during the day, the frequency of the m1 will be reduced to every 12 minutes, from every 10 minutes.

Service 90 (Hengrove Depot – city centre)

There will be a slight reduction to the frequency of early evening journeys from Monday to Saturday.

Some late evening journeys will be withdrawn, including the 11.30pm journey from Hengrove Depot to the city centre and the 12.10am service from the city centre to Hengrove Depot.

Many city centre services have also been reduced and the 73 from Bristol Temple Meads to Parkway has been suspended from Monday to Friday.

For full list of changes:

To keep up to date with the latest timetable information visit: