The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Tickets available: Bristol Zone Single, Bristol Zone Day, Bristol Zone Week, Bristol Zone Month, Bristol Zone Year, Bristol Zone Night (adult, student and child) (QR code within app). With Tap & Cap we won’t be issuing paper tickets, you card or device acts as your ticket instead. Bus Rapid Transit is, basically, a … Bristol city centre to Avonmouth and Severnside. We have bus routes serving 40 of the UK’s largest towns and cities providing great value public transport for students, commuters, leisure travellers and concession travellers. The part of the report you have published is not for publication by virtue of paragraph of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006). What’s more, all metrobus services operate within the Bristol Zone. Bristol’s contribution to Metrobus is now budgeted at £45.4 million or, in other words, about £100 for every Bristolian. DfT would contribute £27.6 million, more than half of the total cost, to the South Bristol Link Road scheme which extends the A4174 ring road, with Bristol City Council contributing £8.4 million and North Somerset Councilcontributing £5.3 million. m-Cards can be purchased and reloaded at specific sales outlets listed below or click here to purchase on-line.There is a one-time $5.00 fee on new m-Card activations. You can purchase tickets for travel on metrobus from First’s website, which are then posted to you. Metrobus offers faster, more frequent and more reliable services with direct routes to key destinations. Initially estimated to cost £190m in … Although “low cost”, this would be one of the last metrobus extensions to be completed. The First Bus app allows you to purchase tickets for use on metrobus and store them within the app. The Ashton Vale to Temple Meads route was £49.6 million, of which the Department for Transport (DfT) would contribute £34.5 million. Extra borrowing and "additional parking income" will make up the shortfall. The cost of building the Bristol MetroBus rapid transit system (RTS) has risen to around £230m, Bristol City Council has revealed. The corridors are due for completion by 2012. Metrobus Ltd, Registered office: 3rd Floor, 41-51 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6EE. Bristol will have to find £6.8m to pay for its share of the overspend, but the report says it will need to "stop certain schemes" and redirect funding/borrowing from other projects. can I use my concessionary bus pass on metrobus? Children between the ages of 5 and 15 travel for half the price of an adult. The cost of the North Fringe to Hengrove package was estimated to be £102 … Thank you for your patience while the works took place. what ticket formats are available / can be used? Our UK Bus division operates around a fifth of local bus services in the UK and is one of the largest bus operators with a fleet of approximately 6,400 buses around the England, Scotland and Wales. Yes. The cost of building Bristol's MetroBus project has risen from £203m a year ago to nearly £216m, the BBC has learned. Read about our approach to external linking. You can use your pass to travel on any metrobus service Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 04:00 the next day and any time on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Simple! VideoFighting the 'stigma' of dementia in Asian families, Kenya's black market baby trade: A mother's choice. Major updates that may affect your travel in the West of England. To keep track of your spending, click below to visit the transaction portal. can I still use my card to pay for tickets other than Tap & Cap? You can also use the iPoint to collect tickets purchased online from the travelwest site using the side reader (allow two hours before attempting collection). Starting on Friday, November 13, 2020 there will be a change in the location of the bus stop at St. John's Airport. It would run between Bristol city centre and Severnside via the A403 and A4 Portway, connecting into existing metrobus infrastructure in central Bristol. As well as paper tickets, metrobus accepts tickets loaded onto a travelwest Travelcard and the First Bus app. A new express bus network for the Bristol city region. Once you’ve logged in, you can see what journeys you’ve made and how much you’ve been charged over the past 90 days. Campaigners camped out at Stapleton allotments in opposition to a new MetroBus route. The 2012 plans included station reopening costs, estimated by Bristol City Council to be an average of £5 million each. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}The cost of building Bristol's MetroBus network has gone up by almost 5% in a year to £230m, the city council has revealed. Tickets available: Bristol Zone Adult Single (pack of 5 or 10), Bristol Zone Adult Day (pack of 3 or 5), Bristol Zone Adult Week, Bristol Zone Adult Month, BristolRider Adult Day (one or pack of 3 or 5), BristolRider Adult Month (travelwest Travelcard). The estimated capital cost to build the bus track is £51.5m. Tickets available: Bristol Zone Week, Bristol Zone Month, Bristol Zone Year (adult, student and child) (paper). Tickets purchased from the travelwest website for the first time are sent to you in the post on a Travelcard. The total estimated cost of the scheme initially was £200 million. You don’t need to choose your ticket type in advance, which is especially useful when you’re not sure how many times you’re going to be using the bus. The report says the overall cost for the controversial public transport scheme has gone up to £230.496m from £220m since November 2016. However, you can still use your card at any of the iPoints at metrobus stops to buy the complete range of tickets. The X48 replicates the MetroBus route in this part of Bristol. All metrobus stops have an iPoint at the stop, or nearby, where you can purchase all available tickets for metrobus services as well as many tickets that can be used on other services. All metrobus stops have an iPoint at the stop, or nearby. South Gloucestershire and North Somerset councils will pay £3.47m and £0.46m respectively for their share. COVID-19 update There’s no need for a separate ticket, just present your pass to the driver as you do on a regular bus. Learn more and get support for the app here. The first route, service m3, began operations on 29 May 2018, followed by m2 on 3 September and m1 on 6 January 2019. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. The cost of building Bristol's MetroBus network has risen a further £4.6m, South Gloucestershire Council has admitted. Tickets for metrobus follow First Bus’s fare structure and most tickets for First Bus services can also be used on metrobus. There is no need to wake or unlock the device, open an app or use Face ID or Touch ID – easy and quick! Not on the bus. who can use Tap & Cap, and how does it work? Our system keeps track of your journeys for you and will automatically ‘cap’ your fare. 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Tickets available: Bristol Zone Week, Bristol Zone Month (adult, student and child) (paper). £230 million was spent on developing the scheme, and it is still being expanded. The Tap & Cap system is run by First Bus across all metrobus services, m1, m2, m3 and m3x. It is a joint project between Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire councils. Science Park stop closure. 200 on the three Northern Fringe to Hengrove Package new services x90,x91 and x 93, 50 extra on the Metrobus Park and Ride service which will replaces the 903 (for BRT2/AVTM) and 27 on the South Bristol Link new Metrobus service. New m-Cards must be activated with a ride or dated pass at time of purchase. The Cost of MetroBus 9. For full details of Tap & Cap on First buses in the Bristol Zone, please see the First website. If you have a travelwest Travelcard (see below as well as FAQs to find out how to get one), you can use the iPoint to top-up. The scheme was estimated to cost £22 million at 2008/09 prices and could be completed between 2016 and 2021. BristolRider tickets are also accepted.What’s more, all metrobus services operate within the Bristol Zone.Simple! See more Tap & Cap frequently asked questions. You can purchase tickets for travel on metrobus by visiting the First Travel shop at Bristol Bus Station. This makes boarding up to five times faster, for quicker journeys! MetroBus The cost of one section of the city's MetroBus works has increased by a whopping £16million in two years. While privately owned e-scooters remain illegal to use on roads, pavements, parks and any other areas, the e-scooters that are hired or leased through the trial can be used legally on roads, cycle lanes or cycle tracks. They have a "buy before you board" ticketing option and offer a faster boarding time and shorter journey time. Join Mike and 344 supporters today. VideoHow does the US electoral college work? While the road is closed, the m3 and m3x will divert via the back of the Science Park (Feynman Way, Jenner Boulevard, Westerleigh Road), serving all stops on diversion. Each of the three projects had a risk allowance within their budgets. MetroBus (stylised as metrobus) is a bus rapid transit system in Bristol, England. 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Tap & Cap uses contactless payments to cap our adult bus fares so you’ll never pay more than £4.50 a day or £18.90 per week when only using metrobus services, no matter how many journeys you make. The price you pay is based on the number of journeys you make and will never be more than the Bristol Day or Week ticket price. Bristol City Council won a court order to remove them. Registered in England No 1742404. Published date13/12/2020Published time16:12. Trump rejects early White House vaccinations, Tentative progress made as EU hints at concessions, Contact tracer: 'People threaten us and block our calls', The 'unsanitised' stories behind pioneering feminists, The surprise Christmas show for an audience of one, Fighting the 'stigma' of dementia in Asian families. The report adds council officials will ensure "cost pressures for the programme are scrutinised and challenged and the programme is delivered as economically beneficial as possible". This allowance was intended to cover both unplanned increases in cost due to changes in inflation and other cost increases resulting from changes to the projects. Contractor costs, design changes and contaminated land disposal are cited as key reasons for the rise. Choose which contactless card or device you want to pay with and simply tap it on the ticket machine as you board the bus. This has been exacerbated in the case of the Metrobus with the overall cost raised in 2017, to an eye watering £230m. Registered in England No 1742404. MetroBus was proposed as an affordable alternative to trams. Bristol would contribute 80% and North Somerset 20% of the £17m local contribution that the Government requires. It uses new, modern, environmentally-friendly vehicles with USB sockets and free Wi-Fi. Tap & Cap covers all First Bus routes in the Bristol Zone, too. A new, modern public transport system. Tap & Cap is for adult fares. all tickets must be purchased prior to boarding, except when using Tap & Cap. You can purchase tickets for travel on metrobus using cash at locations all across the region. Please note Tap & Cap may not be your cheapest option and customers should consider mTickets, and if travelling frequently Month/Year tickets. Thursday is the first day of a trial scheme for the vehicles, which cost £1 to unlock via the Voi app and then are charged at 20p per minute to ride.. 1.1K likes. Tickets available: Pack of five singles*, Bristol Zone Day**, Bristol Zone Week**, Bristol Zone Month**, Bristol Zone year, BristolRider* (adult, student and child), *Dispensed on a travelwest Travelcard**Available on paper or a travelwest Travelcard, Published date13/12/2020Published time18:12. If you travel on both metrobus and other First buses during your travels, please note that Tap & Cap will cap at the normal First Bus price, £5 a day or £20 per week. *Cap is calculated over a 7 day period from the day of the first tap, with the cap for subsequent 7 day periods starting from the day on which the next tap occurs. The Government grant would be £34.5m. m2: Long Ashton Park & Ride to City Centre. According to a recent report given by officers to the West of England Transport Board , the cost of Metrobus schemes to Bristol residents has risen by 40% since 2011 from £33m to £48m. Tip: To make sure that the correct account is charged when you pay at a contactless reader, keep the card or device that you want to pay with separate from your other devices or cards. Metrobus is a new, modern public transport service for the greater Bristol area. A deadline to finish negotiations had been set for Sunday, but the UK and EU agreed to keep talking. High-specification guided buses with streamlined bodywork would give Bristol, and its surrounding area, rapid transit for a fraction of the cost of a tram system. For those of you using Apple Pay, we are now accepting Express Mode. This is an increase in bus passengers at this time of less than 2% for a total cost of £200m public funds. © 2020 BBC. The scheme was initially budgeted to cost £190m in 2015, but costs have risen in the interim. Metrobus Ltd, Registered office: 3rd Floor, 41-51 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6EE. Mike Ginger needs your help with “Metrobus Project Team and Mayor of Bristol: Drop the Metrobus proposal to remove footway space at Bedminster Parade, including the footway running along the outside of the Imperial Arcade, for road widening”. It was set up by First in anticipation of the MetroBus services and to grow the demand for such a service. All you need to know about travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, one single or day ticket is only available as a paper ticket, whereas a pack of five single tickets is dispensed on a travelwest Travelcard. English concessionary bus passes (‘older person’s’ and ‘disabled person’s’) are accepted on all metrobus services. You can obtain a travelwest Travelcard, or top up your existing one for travel on metrobus using cash at locations all across the region. In 2018, metrobus was introduced to Bristol. For faster journeys, metrobus will remain a Buy Before You Board and Tap & Cap service, and therefore you will still be unable to purchase tickets from the driver. 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