Carhampton Road Closure - Bus Services

From this date on weekdays for three weeks the road is due to be closed during the off-peak between 0930 and 1530 each day.

On service 28 (Taunton to Minehead) buses will operate as normal until arrivals/departures in the area just before 0930. From this time the route will then split in two with the service continuing to run as per the current timetable between Watchet and Taunton until approximately 1530 when the service will return to normal. On the section of route from Minehead we have agreed with Buses of Somerset that they will look to operate a half hourly service from 0930 to 1530 between Butlins and Dunster Steep. However we will need to find a suitable location to turn the bus around at Dunster Steep and Buses of Somerset are currently looking for an appropriate location to do this. I will send a further update early next week just to confirm that this is possible.

This does mean that during the off peak period there will be no through service between Taunton and Minehead.

On the Exmoor Coaster Service (Doniford to Lynmouth) the route will be cut back during the hours of the road closure to operate between Minehead Butlins and Lynmouth.

The plan is to operate these sections of route as close as possible to the normal timetable, which is possible on the Watchet to Taunton section, but we may need a slightly revised timetable to cover Minehead to Dunster Steep.

Service Manager

Transporting Somerset

Posted by Tracey on October 7th 2021

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