Crosville axes two Weston town services

Crosville Motor Services says increased competition and reduced fares have prompted it to withdraw two of its higher frequency commercial routes in Westonsuper- Mare from 17 April.

It will cease operating the 15min frequency 103 (West Wick-Asda) and 107 (Worle- Asda), which run on Mondays to Saturdays, and also withdraws four other evening or low frequency daytime routes in the town following the loss of financial support from North Somerset Council.

Its other services continue, with an increased frequency on the Coastrider opentop route for which some of its Wright Gemini 2HEV hybrid double-deckers have been converted to open top. The company says it has no plans for staff redundancies.

‘The reductions in service are agreed with deep dismay on my part,’ says company chairman Jonathan Jones-Pratt. ‘Sadly with increased competition, ticket fare reductions and loss of subsidised support, it was necessary to make tough decisions.’