Dear Parish/Town Clerk,
I am writing to advise you of a new bus service commencing on Tuesday 21st September, which will operate between Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar.
Some time ago we made a successful bid to the Department for Transport for one off funding to improve/restore some local bus services in Somerset. One of the proposals was to restore the link between Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar which was lost several years ago when the 490 bus service was withdrawn.
We had to put plans on hold during covid, but with bus services now almost all restored to pre-covid levels we are starting to put these services on and I am pleased to advise that the Burnham-on-Sea to Cheddar service, which we have numbered 48 will commence next Tuesday 21st September. The service will operate two days per week Tuesday and Friday providing three return journeys each day.
The funding will support the service for at least 18 months (depending on passenger uptake) and we are planning to include all the service improvements we are making with this funding in our National Bus Strategy, Bus Service Improvement plan in the hope that we can secure more long term funding and if the service is successful look to increase the days of operation over time.
The service is being operated by our own SCC fleet minibuses. We will be posting timetables onto the relevant bus stops on 4th October and I would be grateful for any assistance you can give in making your residents aware of this new facility.
If you have any questions please come back to me.
The Service will operate from Pier Street, Burnham on Sea, to Cheddar Twentown,
calling at Edithmead,;Brent Knoll (Orchard Grove and Red Cow); Rooksbridge (Garage);Tarnock (Garage); Lower Weare (Lamb Inn); Old Coach Road Compton Bishop (Cross); Cross (White Hart); Axbridge (Square); Barnabas Close; Cheddar Woods (Shipham);
Click here to view timetable