Integrated Travel Passes

First bus & Wessex being the major transport providers in Bristol. it will be good to have an integrated travel card which allows us to board any bus in bristol irrespective of the provider

Why the contribution is important

Public convenience!

by user536903 on November 19, 2013 at 01:22PM

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Based on: 35 votes


  • Posted by user718520 November 19, 2013 at 17:07

    The West of England Partnership (Bristol, BANES, South Glos and North Somerset) are already working on an integrated smartcard

    Find out more here:
  • Posted by user155053 November 21, 2013 at 08:04

    Good idea - it should also include other modes of transport such as train services
  • Posted by user465114 November 21, 2013 at 12:01

    This could also be extended to the local rail services (e.g. Severn Beach line) and possibly even the water taxis.
  • Posted by user251312 November 21, 2013 at 20:25

    This is a no-brainer idea! It just makes so much sense for it to be integrated, it's always frustrating when a bus goes past that is going to the right place, but is the wrong company....
  • Posted by user734334 November 24, 2013 at 11:37

  • Posted by user502461 November 27, 2013 at 21:33

    I strongly agree with this one. A Bristol oyster card. The buses would move faster as they'd not have to stop for so long, and oyster cards are so convenient
  • Posted by user952345 November 28, 2013 at 18:14

    I can't find any information on when this is likely to be rolled out. It's apparently being piloted on the Park and Rides at the moment. Anyone have any idea when it'll be available on the so-called 'showcase' bus route down Gloucester Road?
  • Posted by user338616 November 29, 2013 at 17:06

    Great idea, but if its already been looked into by the bus companies, its not a new idea is it?Its the bus companies that need to sort this not the council surely.Please correct me if Im wrong.
  • Posted by user815952 November 30, 2013 at 18:48

    I think this is a very good idea - A Citizens Travel Pass. I have previously tried to ask the city council to look into this.
  • Posted by user197097 November 30, 2013 at 21:40

    WoE and LAs have been working on this for nearly 10 years! Would be nice to see something tangible and affordable.
  • Posted by user198143 December 09, 2013 at 17:28

    Several UK cities have already achieved this so it is possible-we just need the will from the bus companies...c'mon First buses your act into gear
  • Posted by user552269 December 09, 2013 at 18:59

    Wouldn't it be possible to approach Oyster and have them roll out the service in Bristol? It doesn't have to be London=only does it?
  • Posted by user974253 December 31, 2013 at 18:17

    This would, at a stroke, improve bus travel in Bristol and surrounds significantly. No more waiting for everyone to pay whilst the next bus comes up behind.
  • Posted by user412750 January 05, 2014 at 23:22

    Agree with most of the comments above. Why is Bristol so far behind other cities (in this country and in many European cities) which have had integrated travel passes for years, if not decades?
  • Posted by user834664 January 17, 2014 at 18:20

    This is a must.

    A key principle from Oyster is the guarantee that - in retrospect - the user will be charged the lowest possible fare for their combined journeys over a period. This is a strong incentive to use buses more, especially for casual use.
  • Posted by user696056 January 17, 2014 at 22:28

    Shame on Bristol! How did that ever happen that we have to suffer two separate companies and their fares.

    Employment - many times friends of mine in lower income roles have not been able to afford to go to work because it required two buses & two bus fares - ie from Shirehampton to Southmead hospital where my friends were seeking employment as cleaners and maintenance staff
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