Changes to bus routes and service numbers from Sunday 6th September

Photo of a Stagecoach double-decker bus on a rural road.

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.

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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.

Photo of a currently unused MetroBus stop on Hunts Ground Road.
The Y6 will now stop at the currently unused MetroBus stop on Hunts Ground Road, near the Parkway North park & ride facility.

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:

‘All stop’ timetables downloaded from Traveline South West [PDF format on Dropbox]:

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.

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  1. Regarding the 6th Sept bus changes, they have severed a useful link between Little Stoke and Filton Sainsbury’s. Also, strangely, 19s seem not to follow the same route in both directions. They run to Bath ‘northabout’, and via Sainsbury’s returning. No buses now connect either of the two local supermarkets (the other one being Tesco) with Little Stoke.

  2. Further to my comment of 3/10/20 on Sept bus changes, since it was made I have been told that bus 12 becomes bus 11 and v.v at Parkway Station, thus maintaining a link of sorts between Little Stoke and Filton Sainsbury’s, which had appeared to be severed. This is good to know, but how any non-‘bus nut’ could have been expected to know it is unclear!?

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