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Celebrate! Buses from Meksham to Bath

Bus times from Bowerhill into the centre of Melksham, and on to Bath, changed at the start of September with a new First Bus timetable. It's mostly good news, with the two buses an hour now being more evenly spread, and a late afternoon bus available soon after 5 p.m. Bad news is the loss of Sunday evening services.

Times given from Melksham are from Bowerhill. All services leave the Market Place from 7 to 12 minutes later for Bath.

First run from Kingfisher Drive to Bath:
Monday to Friday at 06:47 07:09 07:56 09:20 10:20 11:20 12:20 13:20 14:20 15:20 16:20 17:25 19:05 20:00 22:21
Saturday at 07:27 08:20 09:20 10:20 11:20 12:20 13:20 14:20 15:20 16:20 17:20 19:05 20:00 22:21
Sunday at 10:35 12:35, 14:35, 16:35 and 18:35

Faresaver buses are unaltered - they run from Bowerhill to Bath:
Monday to Friday at 07:34, 08:53, 09:53, 10:53, 11:53, 12:53, 13:53, 14:53, 15:53 and 16:53.
Saturday at 08:53, 09:53, 10:53, 11:53, 12:53, 13:53, 14:53, 15:53 and 16:53.

First return from Bath (Bus Station):
Monday to Friday at 07:00, 08:20, 09:20, 10:20, 11:20, 12:20, 13:20, 14:20, 15:20, 16:25, 17:25, 18:25, 20:10 and 23:15
Saturday at 07:00, 08:20, 09:20, 10:20, 11:20, 12:20, 13:20, 14:20, 15:20, 16:25, 17:25, 18:25, 20:10 and 23:15
Sunday at 10:20, 12:20, 14:20, 16:20 and 18:20

Faresaver return from Bath (Dorchester Street)
Monday to Friday at: 08:47, 09:47, 10:47, 11:47, 12:47, 13:47, 14:47, 15:22, 17:10 and 17:40
Saturday at: 09:47, 10:47, 11:47, 12:47, 13:47, 14:47, 15:22, and 17:10

At last - common sense .... we've no longer got 2 buses 3 minutes apart, then a 57 minute gap!
(written 2012-09-18, updated 2012-09-22)

 
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