First Somerset & Avon is a bus operator providing services in [1 ] Bath, Somerset, South Gloucestershire and West Wiltshire. It is a subsidiary of FirstGroup.
History [ edit ]
In September 1983 the
National Bus Company divided the Bristol Omnibus Company into two business units: Citybus services for services within Bristol, Bristol Country Bus for services in Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire. In April 1985 Bristol Country Bus was rebranded Badgerline and in 1986 it assets were transferred to a separate legal entity and privatised in September 1986 in a [2 ] management buyout. After Badgerline merged with GRT Group and was rebranded as FirstBus the operation was rebranded as First.
In 1983 the National Bus Company split up
Western National with Southern National formed. It was privatised in 1988 in a management buyout and in 1999 sold to FirstGroup. In 2003 First restructured their operations and First Somerset & Avon was formed.
Services [ edit ]
First Somerset & Avon operates an extensive network of services in and around
Bath, Bridgwater, Bristol, Taunton, Trowbridge, Wells, Weston-super-Mare and Yeovil.
As at March 2013 the fleet consisted of 326 buses and coaches.
First Somerset & Avon operate five depots in
Bath, Bridgwater, Minehead, Taunton and Weston-super-Mare. [3 ]
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