COMMUTERS in Salisbury can now travel to Churchfields Industrial Estate using a new bus service that has been introduced in the city.

The Vision for Salisbury Quality Bus Partnership, which includes Wiltshire Council, local bus operators and the Vision for Salisbury partnership, has added an extension to some of the weekday park and ride services to take people between the city centre and Churchfields.

This is part a £1.3m package of measures funded by Wiltshire Council, the Go South Coast bus company and government funding through the Better Bus Areas Fund. John Thomson, the council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “This new service will allow people to travel by bus between the industrial estate and the city centre. We think it will be particularly useful for people who work on the estate because of the times that it runs.”

People wishing to travel to Churchfields in the morning can do so direct from the London Road park and ride site. Bus service 504 leaves the site at 7.25am, 07.38, 7.52am, 8.04am, 8.16am, 8.28am, 8.40am or 8.52am, and will continue onto Churchfields after calling in the city centre.

Also in the mornings the 500 service will start from bus stop R on New Canal at 7.12am, 7.32am, 7.45am, 8am, 8.12am, 8.24am, 8.36am, 8.48am and 9am. It will then pick up at bus stops along Fisherton Street a few minutes later.

In the afternoon, bus 500 will return to the city centre after 4pm, picking up at all bus stops along Churchfields Road at 4.10pm, 4.24pm, 4.37pm, 4.49pm, 5pm, 5.13pm, 5.25pm, 5.37pm, 5.52pm, and 6.12pm. These buses will set down passengers along Fisherton Street and then at Castle Street, where passengers returning to London Road will be able to cross the road to transfer to park and ride bus 504.

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