Following the successful trial of the FreeBus in Bristol in December 2010, this Saturday (June 11) sees the non-profit company launch its regular weekly free bus service.
Starting at 10am from in front of Temple Meads station (just past the fleet of taxis) and leaving every 30 minutes, the service will run in a loop from the station to the city centre, Broadmead and Cabot Circus, then back to the station.
Just turn up and ride the bus free of charge.
To fund the service, FreeBus relies on members and donations. Standard membership is £20 per year, which will support the new Saturday service until December and funds 40 journeys on the bus.
Premium membership is £50 a year and is intended to pay for planned new services – serving Easton, Knowle and Clifton Downs – and funds 100 journeys per year.
FreeBus has more than 700 members and has already raised over £7,000 of its initial £10,000 target.
There is an induction training evening tomorrow from 7pm at Hamilton House in Stokes Croft for volunteers who will make sure the service runs somoothly.
Find out more, or to become a member or donate, please visit the FreeBus website.
Bill Heaney. Summer 2011. Online exclusive.
Make a comment here