Somerset County Council
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Bus timetables

 

After consultation with bus operators and members of the public, we have finalised a list of changes to our subsidised services for 2014. Please see the document called ‘2014 Subsidised service changes’ in the ‘information and resources’ section of this page.

You can search for and view bus timetables on the Traveline website. Traveline holds up to date timetables and has a journey planning function which means timetables can be viewed in advance. 

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You can also request to be sent timetables free of charge (UK only), order them by phone or email transport@somerset.gov.uk and we will post them to you. We don't have printed timetable booklets any longer, if you request a paper copy, it will just be a printed timetable from Traveline. Unfortunately, due to the costs involved, we are unable to post timetables to customers outside the UK.

About this service

You can also contact us to request information about:

  • Concessionary fares and application forms 
  • Community transport and SLINKY services 
  • Further Education transport - the County Ticket 
  • School transport 
  • Other bus services including the Taunton Flyer Park and Ride  


General

Please be aware that bus operators are permitted to change their timetables on any day during the year providing they give the Traffic Commissioners 56 days notice.

Somerset School Term Dates
Some journeys run on school days only and others run throughout the year. To help you plan your journeys please refer to our Check school term dates and holidays page. Schools have (within these dates) a total of 5 days set aside for staff training when the school days only buses will not operate. Please contact individual Colleges for the operating days of the buses which serve them.

Bus times via text message 
The Traveline text service allows passengers in Somerset to get the times of their next 3 buses at a particular bus stop by sending then receiving a text message.

About this service
All bus stops in Somerset have a unique code. Some stops now have a glow in the dark plate displaying the code and some stops have new style timetable information with the code printed on. If your bus stop does not display a code you can find it by visiting the Traveline website or contacting us. You can find a link to the Traveline website in the Information and Resources section of this page.

Who can use it?
Anyone with a mobile phone.

How do I use it?
To request details of all bus services for your chosen stop text the code of your chosen bus stop to 84268. You will then receive a text message showing the scheduled arrival times of the next 3 buses due at your chosen stop.

To request details of a specific service number for your chosen stop text the code of your chosen bus stop and bus service number to 84268. You must put a space between the code and service number - for example sotajdat 22. You will then receive a text message showing the scheduled arrival times of the next 3 buses for your chosen service due at your chosen stop.

How much does it cost?
The only cost is your standard network charge.

General
Traveline can also provide up to date bus timetables and route information on their website or by telephone on 0871 200 22 33. Calls cost 10p per minute plus applicable network extras.

Contacts

Contact: Transporting Somerset
Address: PPC302, Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
Email: transport@somerset.gov.uk
Contact no: 0845 345 9155
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday closed.
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