First West of England to provide dedicated bus service for Bath’s large scale vaccination centre

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First West of England will provide a dedicated service taking customers to and from Bath Racecourse in Lansdown which has been designated as a large scale Covid-19 vaccination centre.

Service 32 from Bath Bus Station Stand 15 will run daily from Monday 25 January every 20 minutes from 0700hrs to 2000hrs in the evening. The journey will take approximately 15 minutes each way with the last service returning from the Racecourse at 2020hrs.

The company has been working closely with Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and Bath and North East Somerset Council to implement the direct service and help customers get to and from the venue quickly and easily.

Rob Sanderson, Operations Manager, Bath, said: “Whilst there is a reasonable amount of parking at the Racecourse, there are of course many people who will have to rely on public transport to get to and from the site, which is why we felt it was so important to put on a dedicated service throughout the day that serviced the same hours as it will be operating.”

The service will be running as a socially distanced operation, as are all of First’s buses currently throughout the region.

First Bath will provide the service daily 13 hours a day.