B&NES Council officers have recommended that contracts to keep the 179 bus service running until the end of August 2020 be awarded to CT Coaches. The Cabinet Member for Transport Services will be asked to approve the new contract early in September.
The new Monday to Friday service, starting on Sunday November 10th, will run from Bath to Midsomer Norton town centre and on to the new Beecham Place development at the southern edge of the town. Extending the route will mean that frequency will be every two and a half hours. The timetable will be adjusted to improve morning and evening arrival times and to co-ordinate with the 768 service.
The existing Saturday morning journey from Timsbury to Bath and back in the afternoon is expected to continue and the existing 768 service will continue with an additional morning and evening trip.