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Metrobus M1 route transferred to First Bus

Bristol Community Transport (BCT) stopped operations in the Bristol area on Friday 2 September.

Bristol Community Transport (BCT) stoped operations in the Bristol area on Friday 2 September, with First Bus taking over operation of the M1 route, starting on Monday 5th September. 

BCT has also ceased operation of their other bus routes in the Bristol area from Friday.  Local authorities are working to identify other operators to run as many of these routes as possible and we apologise for the disruption while new operators are found.

Routes affected include: Route 52, 53, 54, 55, 62, 505, 506, 511, 512, 515, 516.

It has been a privilege to serve the people of Bristol over the past decade and we are proud of the role we have played in the development of part of the Metrobus network, which has been critical to delivering great connections for people living and working in South Bristol to other parts of the city.

We are deeply saddened to have been forced to make the decision to cease operations as BCT, but multiple challenges such as the financial impact of the pandemic and the current surge in fuel and labour costs have left us with no alternative.