Bus service to get you home after New Year's Eve in Weymouth

Bus service to get you home after New Year's Eve in Weymouth

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:46am 28th October 2019. (Updated at 12:10pm 28th October 2019)

If you're planning on going out in Weymouth on New Year's Eve but aren't sure about how you're going to get home - you can now catch the bus.

First Wessex are teaming up with Weymouth BID who are giving them £2,000 to subsidise the services.

Buses will be running in the early hours of New Year's Day.

first wessex weymouth new years eve buses

Simon Goff, Head of Operations for First Wessex said:

"We are delighted to support the Weymouth BID with providing buses for the high-profile New Year's Eve event.  

"The bus has an important role to play in connecting communities, reducing congestion and helping to achieve cleaner air for Weymouth and South Dorset."

Claudia Webb, COO Weymouth BID, said:

"We're delighted to be working with First Group to offer this New Year's Eve service. 

"It's great that First passengers will have buses running late into the night as the town celebrates the New Year. 

"By offering this alternative travel option, we hope that it'll encourage revellers to leave their cars at home if they're having a drink, as well as giving them a safer option opposed to walking."

Claudia Moore, Ian Ferguson, Weymouth BID
Claudia Webb and Ian Ferguson, Weymouth BID

'Routes' 

First Bus will be running bus services on the:

  • No.1 to Wyke Regis and Portland
  • No.2 to Littlemoor,
  • No.8 to Chickerell
  • No.10 to Dorchester and Poundbury
First Bus Wessex

Richard Lamb, Chair of We Are Weymouth said:

"The night time economy and Purple Flag Accreditation is one of the key objectives in the Weymouth BID business plan and as New Year's Eve is always a great party time in Weymouth we have been working hard to create safe ways of getting home after the celebrations in Weymouth.  

"We are hoping that even more people will choose to come to Weymouth to party the night way and enjoy time in the many restaurants, bars and clubs."