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Take Advantage Of Supporter's Bus Route

Published on 23rd September 2014 by Tom Tainton

Dedicated service provided by First Group

Bristol Rugby will provide a dedicated Rugby Shuttle Bus service for supporters at Ashton Gate Stadium during the 2014/15 campaign.

“It’s important that we make Ashton Gate Stadium as accessible as possible for our supporters"

Steve Gorvett

In partnership with bus operator First West of England, supporters will be able to use the shuttle bus to get between Horfield Common and Ashton Gate on matchdays for just £2 return.

Bristol Rugby will be trialing the bus service throughout September in the Championship fixtures and the last chance to check it out before the trial ends is on Friday, when Bristol play host to London Scottish (7.45pm KO).

The shuttle bus route, which begins at Horfield Common, runs down Gloucester Road and through the city centre, has a number of available stops. For full details, see the timetable below and download a PDF version here:

Inbound bus timetable
Outbound bus timetable

“This is a really positive initiative and one that we hope our supporters will take advantage of – we’re grateful to First West of England for their co-operation,” CEO Steve Gorvett told bristolrugby.co.uk.

“It’s important that we make Ashton Gate Stadium as accessible as possible for our supporters and that’s why – as we promised ahead of the move - we are providing a supporter’s bus service for minimal cost.

“We will trial the service during our opening three games to gauge its popularity. As ever, we are open to feedback about the service and supporter requirements in a year of transition for everybody involved with the Club.”

Simon Ford, Commercial Manager for First West of England added: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Bristol Rugby and playing our part in helping supporters get to and from Ashton Gate Stadium.

“We are committed to providing a smooth and efficient service on matchdays and we hope we can replicate the success we’ve had with our dedicated services tailored for Gloucestershire County Cricket matchdays.”