Get On the Bus this Festive Season
Thamesdown is urging Swindon shoppers to beat the queues and take the bus this Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, normal Saturday services will operate, but with the last buses leaving at approximately 8pm. There will be no service on Christmas Day.
Those wanting to make the most of the Boxing Day sales will be able to hop on the bus with Thamesdown services running on their Sunday timetables apart from Services 13, 14 and 16 which will be running on special timetables.
A Sunday service will also be in operation on Tuesday 27th December and normal service will resume from Wednesday 28thDecember until Friday 30th December. On New Year’s Eve a normal Saturday service will operate until 8pm and there will be no services running on New Year’s Day. Sunday timetables will be in operation on Monday 2nd January, with normal services resuming on Tuesday 3rd January.
From 8th January, a number of Thamesdown’s services in Swindon will be changing and passengers are urged to check how their normal route will be affected.
Peter Oliver, Commercial Director for Thamesdown, said: “Taking the bus can make popping to the shops easier during busy times like Christmas. Our Boxing Day services always prove popular, however the New Year will see a number of changes to our regular services and so I would encourage passengers to make sure they know how their service is changing in good time for 8th January.”
Throughout the Christmas period, Thamesdown’s December weekend sale will be available, with Dayrider prices reduced on Saturdays and Sundays. Families of up to two adults and three children can also take advantage of Thamesdown’s special Family for a Fiver ticket every day during the school holiday, which provides a day’s unlimited bus travel within the Swindon urban area for only £5. The tickets can be bought from bus drivers.
The Thamesdown Travel Shop will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Monday 27th December, Tuesday 28thDecember, New Year’s Day and Monday 2nd January. On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the Travel Shop will close at 1pm.
For more detailed information, visit www.thamesdownbus.com
, or pick up the Christmas and New Year leaflet on the buses or from the Travel Shop in Fleming Way.