Bus operator the Buses of Somerset is assisting Somerset County Council with providing additional bus routes following the cessation of WebberBus’s services on Friday (13 May).
WebberBus’s eight contracted school routes will be covered by five
operators under an arrangement with the Council. Two of these routes
will be run by the Buses of Somerset.
WebberBus ran 20 routes over 15
corridors, including town services in Bridgwater, Minehead and Taunton
in competition with First. It also competed against First on 11 other
It also recently introduced a new service to the Polden villages after First’s withdrawal from the area.
Commenting on the arrangements, Alex Carter, Managing Director of the
Buses of Somerset, said: “Our main priority is to ensure that Somerset
bus customers are provided with a good bus service. We are working
closely with Somerset County Council to ensure that all affected routes
previously run by WebberBus are covered.
“Of course, we will accept WebberBus tickets up to their expiry dates
on all services so that customers are not left out of pocket.”
The Buses of Somerset is part of FirstGroup plc,
operating services between Taunton, Bridgwater, Wells, Yeovil, Weston-super-Mare and