Date: Thursday 26 March 2015
We are funding two new bus services in Keynsham, near Bristol, to provide links between our new homes development at Somerdale and the wider community.
Our financial contributions towards public transport improvements form part of an investment of more than £6.8m in the local community as part of the development.
Bath and North East Somerset Council has now awarded two bus service contracts, subsidised by our contributions, and the following services will start from Sunday 29th March, running seven days a week:
- The 637 (operated by Wessex Bus), an hourly service between Keynsham and South Bristol Hospital via Whitchurch.
- The 17 and 17a (operated by First Bus), a half-hourly service between Keynsham and Southmead Hospital via Longwell Green.
We are also providing two temporary bus stops at Somerdale until permanent bus stops are built opposite the existing factory buildings.
Charlie Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Bristol, says: “We are delighted to be providing public transport facilities early in the development of Somerdale, where we now have 18 new homes occupied.
“The new bus services form part of our overall vision of giving homebuyers the chance to be part of a thriving and sustainable community and we look forward to seeing the benefits our further contributions will bring as the development takes shape.”
Somerdale currently features a selection of three and four-bedroom houses.