In broad terms, sometimes in detail, these were in competition with First. Conflict was well under way in the Autumn of 2014.
A spokesman for First West of England said: “We understand that there is a level of interest regarding our network in Weston, but we’d like to take this opportunity to reassure people that we have no plans to change anything in the immediate future.”
First recently dropped its service 5 to the hospital.
Its spokesman said: “We have recently removed one-loss making service from our network there, and occasionally we will make changes to make our business more efficient, but no significant other changes are planned for the foreseeable future.
And who started a new service 5 as their 105?
And here is its current timetable.
Buses showing number 5 run via the St Georges Estate on their way to Sainsburys but direct back to town.
Less than 3 years after First abandoned service 5, this appears on their web site.
And, guess what? It looks very much like Crosville's service.
First seems to be "having a go" at Crosville.
Weston's newcomer had some posh vehicles which ran an express service to North Bristol.
But no-one was expecting this announcement, made at the end of February.
fbb will examine the announcement more closely tomorrow.