Cossington Parish Council

375 Bus Service

13th April 2013

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There have recently been rumours circulating about the closure of the First Bus 375 bus route between Cossington and Shapwick from 8th May.


It has been confirmed that a withdrawal of the service has indeed recently been proposed but FIrst Bus and Somerset County Council (Public Transport) are in discussions and negotiations to ensure that the affected Polden villages will continue to receive a bus service beyond 8th May - with an announcement expected in the coming days.


We have been in contact with First Bus and Somerset County Council to emphasise the importance of this service to village residents and will announce any further news here as soon as we receive it.


Latest Information: Email from Simon Ford (First Bus Commercial Manager) - 15th April


"In summary, I can advise that Somerset County Council will ensure that a service between Wells and Bridgwater via the Polden Villages will be retained beyond 8 May 2016, when Service 375 is withdrawn. I can confirm that a press release will be issued in the next couple of days to confirm our (First Bus) position. Full details will be provided as soon as possible."