Changes to Bus Times

6th December 2019

I am writing to advise you of the upcoming changes to Services 5, 8 and 19 which are currently operated by South West Coaches.  Due to new legislation which is being introduced by central government from 1st January 2020, which requires all coaches to be accessible, Somerset County Council will be taking over the operation of these routes from the 2nd January 2020.  After looking at passenger numbers, we will be using a minibus to better match demand, rather than a coach.  We’ve also had to make some changes to the timetables, in order to accommodate other work the vehicle is used for.  I have attached copies of the new timetables for your information.  Summary of services as follows:  


Service 5:  Yeovil – Babcary

Operating on a Wednesday

Start date 08/01/2020


Service 8 Pilton – Yeovil

Operating on a Thursday.  Timetable amended.  

Start date 02/01/2020


Service 19 Bruton – Yeovil is to be re-numbered ‘39’

Operating on a Friday.  Timetable amended.

Start date 03/01/2020


All fares are to remain the same.  South West Coaches will put up information onboard their services, to advise passengers of the upcoming changes. 


South West Coaches will cease operating these routes from the 21st December 2019, with the services resuming operation after the Christmas period from Thursday 2nd January 2020.