Somerset Council is reminding people to make the most of a new bus service to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton.

The Council is running a summer campaign encouraging people to make the most of cheap bus travel, enjoy the fantastic locations and activities the county has to offer and help safeguard routes at the same time.

This week Buses of Somerset confirmed that it has made improvements to the 54 Yeovil to Taunton bus timetable to include a trial service of four return journeys per day Monday to Saturday which call at the Royal Navy base and museum in Yeovilton. The extra services are off-peak and give people the chance to leave their car at home and visit one of the county’s top attractions. The trial service will run until September.

Somerset is blessed with fantastic countryside, historic sites, towns and beaches – as well as fabulous dog walks. And fares are still just £2 for any single journey.

Over the coming weeks the Summer Bus It campaign will highlight great places, days out and activities in our county you can get to by bus.

In addition to the new 54 services, Buses of Somerset has also changed the 28, 28a and X28 timetable to ensure additional journeys at busy times between Taunton and Norton Fitzwarren/Cotford St Luke.

The operator has also revised its 2 and 4 Taunton services to add extra capacity.

James Eustace, Commercial Director, Buses of Somerset, said:

Following feedback from the local community, we’re pleased to be trialling a route to Yeovilton’s Fleet Air Arm Museum, to support both those working on the base as well as visitors to the museum. We hope people get out on the bus and enjoy a great day out.

Find out more about the Bus It campaign here.

Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton.

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June 10, 2024

Andrew Doyle

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