Milverton, Somerset
15/06/2024

‘Bus it’ from Milverton

Greatly reduced fares until 31 March 2023

From 1 January through to 31 March 2023 Somerset County Council, in conjunction with The Somerset Bus Partnership, are introducing a capped bus fare across much of Somerset of £2 per journey.

The good news is the ‘Bus it’ scheme includes the No. 25 service running through Milverton. This service runs from Dulverton via Wiveliscombe and Milverton and on to Taunton (and back). This will save passengers around 50% for a return journey into Taunton (or around two thirds saving one way).

It’s a great initiative to make travelling more affordable in these challenging times as well as the climate positive of taking cars off the road. As mentioned, the ‘Bus it’ scheme covers most routes throughout Somerset so, for example, one could travel from Taunton to Minehead or Taunton to Glastonbury for just £2 each way.

The success of the ‘Bus it’ initiative will no doubt be measured by its uptake and will also help initiatives to seek improvements to the service to further increase usage.

The success of the ‘Bus it’ initiative will no doubt be measured by its uptake – your Parish Council would support an extension to the scheme as well as discussions around a better bus service through the village. A successful uptake of the ‘Bus it’ scheme would certainly help this argument and debate.

More information on the scheme can be found at Bus it, you know it makes sense.
The 25 bus timetable can be found at: www.bustimes.org/services/25-taunton-dulverton

Complaints

Complaints have been received about a failure of some buses to turn up or to be very late. If you have had such an experience please let Cllr. Gwil Wren know 01823 400657 with dates and times, so that he can take this matter up with Somerset County Council.