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Showcase 2 Bus Route

Showcase bus routes aim to improve many aspects of bus travel by providing travellers with a more reliable, fast and efficient service.

Bristol’s first showcase scheme, connects Henbury, Southmead and Hartcliffe. Since it was launched, passenger figures on the first route have increased by 12% and an estimated 1,200 fewer cars are travelling along the A38 each week. The number of trips being made by bicycle has also increased by 11%.


Bristol's Second Showcase Route

In partnership with First we have upgraded the quality of the bus service and the environment along the A420/A431 route from Bristol city centre to Kingswood and Hanham.

The improvements on the Showcase bus route are designed to make bus travel a real alternative to travelling by car for all journeys. Buses will be more efficient and provide a more reliable service in and out of the town centre and to your local shopping area.

Priority is given to buses along the route

  • Bus lanes in and out of the town centre
  • Traffic signals that change to green if a bus is running late
  • Restrictions for parking and loading in bus lanes at peak travelling times

Showcase 2 Bus StopThe bus stop facilities include

  • Raised kerbs to help people get on and off the bus, especially useful if you use a wheelchair, have children in a pushchair or just want to wheel your luggage or shopping trolley
  • New, larger bus shelters with seats
  • Real Time Information displays to show you when your bus is coming, there is also an audio function if you have a sight impairment
  • Paving to clearly identify the bus stop waiting area
  • CCTV cameras for passenger safety and to reduce vandalism
  • New bus stops and information where there is not a bus shelter 
  • Clear, full colour information displays and maps at bus stops

The works are designed to improve your journey whether you walk, ride a bike, drive or catch the bus.  


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