BUS provider First West of England has made some services changes to its 265, 271/272 and X31 routes that travel from Wiltshire into Bath.

From Monday to Saturday during daytime between Warminster and Salisbury, the 265 service has been reduced from hourly to every two hours.

As there is a very limited passenger usage through the West Wilts Trading Estate and The Ham in Westbury, these areas will no longer be served, and the service will now operate a direct route via Hawkeridge Road.

In Trowbridge, journeys towards Bath on the 265 will be more direct and will not serve the Town Hall bus stop, passengers will need to use the nearby Fore Street bus stop instead. A new Sunday and Public Holiday timetable will be also introduced.

Andrew Sherrington, general manager of First Bath, Wells & Weston-Super-Mare, said: “This service needed a significant review so that it is better tailored to the level of demand and passengers can enjoy a faster journey.

“When reviewing this service, it was important that all of the key journeys are being retained throughout and passenger commutes are not disrupted.”

For Service 271 and 272, the Sunday and Bank Holiday timetable is being revised to operate between Bath and Melksham only on a different timetable.

There are no changes to the route and timetable on the X31 that travels from Chippenham to Bath, but the Sunday and Bank Holiday timetable will now be operated on a commercial basis and will no longer receive financial support from Wiltshire Council.

Passengers are advised to check the new timetables before travelling at www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west.