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University offers free February bus rides

Press release issued: 28 January 2019

Commuters and local residents are invited to try out a new Bristol bus service for free, as the University of Bristol offers a free trial on the Unibus U2 service, from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February.

The recently launched U2 bus travels between the University’s Langford campus and Queen’s Road, Clifton. The service runs hourly on weekdays from 8am until 6pm, providing an ideal public transport option for people heading into Bristol for work, shopping or leisure.

Amy Heritage, Sustainability Manager (Transport), said: “The U2 has proven a popular service for our students and staff and through this free trial we hope to show that it’s also a reliable and convenient option for other local people too.”

The U2 is operated on behalf of the University by First West of England using a fleet of modern, low-emission double decker buses with free wi-fi, contactless payment and on-board next stop announcements.

The U2 bus service route and stops include Langford and Redhill, as well as all other stops on the A38 towards Lulsgate Bottom (for Bristol Airport) and on towards the Lime Kiln Roundabout at Highridge where the route follows Colliters Way (South Bristol Link Road). From the A370 past Ashton Gate, the U2 takes Brunel Way towards Hotwells and up Jacob’s Wells Road to Clifton Triangle.  

To take part in the free travel offer, simply turn up and hop aboard!

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