The Bus Services

Taunton Bus Running Day – Sunday 14 May 2017

There will be six bus services –

203 : Taunton (Bus Station) – Wellington (Post Office) and return (every 20 minutes)

First departure from Taunton 10.35 am, then every 20 minutes to 4.15 pm

First departure from Wellington (opposite Post Office) 11.05 am, then every 20 minutes to 4.45 pm

This service will call at Sheppy’s Farm & Cider Centre (bus stops on main road) in each direction.

218 : Taunton – Bishops Lydeard and return (every 20 minutes)

First departure from Taunton 10.30 am, then every 20 minutes to 4.30 pm

First departure from Bishops Lydeard (WSR Station) 11.00 am, then every 20 minutes to 5.00 pm.

This service will call at Taunton Railway Station (south side) in each direction.

272 : Taunton Town Service (circular route via Liseux Way, Blackbrook Way, Hamilton Road, for Buses of Somerset garage)

Every 20 minutes – first departure from Taunton 10.45 am, then every 20 minutes to 4.25 pm

Station Shuttle

An additional service will run between Taunton Railway Station (south side – bus stop marked for Minehead Butlins service) and Taunton Bus Station –

morning : from Taunton Railway Station at 9.35, 10.17, 10.37, 11.02 and 11.32 am (times are intended to connect with train arrivals between 9.30 and 11.29 am – buses will wait a few minutes if trains are running late.)

afternoon : from Taunton Bus Station (Castle Way) at 4.20 pm then every 15 minutes to 5.20 pm.

(Between these times, service 218 will call at Taunton Railway Station – South Side – in both directions through the day every 20 minutes.)

Three ‘country bus’ routes will also operate –

224 : Taunton – Stoke St Mary

270 : Taunton – Corfe

280 : Taunton – West Monkton

each running hourly from Taunton, Castle Way.

 

Programmes including a full timetable and more information about the vehicles will be available for sale on the day – this will show which vehicle is scheduled to operate which journeys.

Holding a programme is not a requirement of travel nor does it give priority in boarding, but we would encourage visitors to purchase a programme to offset the day’s operating costs and allow us to continue running these events.

We can not guarantee seats on specific journeys or vehicles, but we will make every effort to run ‘duplicate’ buses where demand is highest.  We also reserve the right to substitute vehicles in the event of mechanical difficulties or traffic delays.

Please note – the historic buses in use were not designed and built to today’s  standards of accessibility, and can not carry unfolded ‘baby buggies’ or passengers in wheelchairs.  We will however offer every assistance we can, and many of the buses will have traditional bus conductors.

Vehicle owners (or their conductors / drivers) reserve right of admission to vehicles.

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