Bus users in the Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke areas will see some significant changes to routes and service numbers from Sunday 6th September 2020, with the 3B and 77 being replaced by new services, the 625 being renumbered and the Y6 having its route altered to pass through Bristol Parkway Station, allowing it to serve the Hunts Ground Road area.
Stagecoach West services
The 77 (previously linking Thornbury with Bristol city centre via Bradley Stoke, Bristol Parkway, UWE and Southmead Hospital) becomes the new 10 service, linking Thornbury with Avonmouth via Aztec West Roundabout, Bradley Stoke, Parkway, UWE and Southmead Hospital. Some Monday through Friday peak hours journeys on this route also make a loop of the Aztec West Business Park.
The 3B service (previously linking Bristol Parkway with Aztec West via Braydon Avenue, at Monday through Friday peak hours only) is replaced with the new 11 service, linking Avonmouth with Bristol Parkway via Shirehampton, Southmead Hospital and UWE, extending to Aztec West on some Monday through Friday peak hours journeys.
In contrast to the 3B, the 11 service will operate along Brook Way (Bradley Stoke), leaving no services at all running along Braydon Avenue (Little Stoke).
The 625, linking Severn Beach with Bristol Parkway via Cribbs Causeway and Little Stoke Lane, is renumbered 12, with guaranteed connections to the 11 service for UWE and Southmead Hospital.
First West of England services
The Y6 service, linking Southmead Hospital with Chipping Sodbury via Cribbs Causeway, Little Stoke Lane, Parkway Station, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell and Yate, will have its route altered to see it passing straight through Parkway Station to additionally serve stops at Parkway North (Park and Ride) Hunts Ground Road and the MetroBus stop on Great Stoke Way, before continuing to Winterbourne.
The frequency of service T1/T1b, linking Thornbury with Bristol city centre via Bradley Stoke, the Stoke Gifford By-Pass (with stops at Great Stoke Way and Harry Stoke) and the M32, is being reduced Monday through Friday. Journeys will operate every 30 minutes, rather than every 20 minutes.
The T1b follows the same route as the T1, the ‘b’ suffix indicating a journey on which guaranteed space on the bus may be reserved in advance using the Book my bus ride website.
There are no changes to the 73 or M1 MetroBus services. The 73 currently runs every 15 minutes between Bristol city centre and Bristol Parkway during the day, Monday through Friday; however every second bus terminates at Parkway, meaning that the frequency through Bradley Stoke is only every 30 minutes. The M1 MetroBus runs every 10 minutes during the day, Monday through Friday. Both services have lower frequencies in the evening and at weekends.
More information and related links:
- Stagecoach service changes and timetables
- First West of England service changes and timetables
- Bus Services in Stoke Gifford and Little Stoke (The Journal)
‘All stop’ timetables downloaded from Traveline South West [PDF format on Dropbox]:
- Stagecoach services 10 & 11
- Stagecoach service 12
- First service Y6
- First service T1/T1b
- First service 73
- First service M1 MetroBus
Update: Service 19 route change
Added 28th September 2020.
We have been made aware that the route of First West of England’s 19 service (Cribbs Causeway to Bath) has also been altered such that it now passes straight through Parkway Station, i.e. making use of Hunts Ground Road and the Stoke Gifford By-Pass.