Bristol 'bendy bus' plan scrapped

Plans to run bendy buses on the proposed "rapid transit" routes through Bristol have been scrapped.

The Liberal Democrat-run authority said it will now look at using longer single decker buses with multiple doors to allow passengers quick entry and exit.

Deputy leader Jon Rogers said it was part of a package of "radical changes" being proposed for the bus project.

"These buses will cost less and allow us to put more of them on and increase frequencies on our routes," he said.

He added the authority also planned to bring the new buses directly into Bristol Temple Meads railway station instead of them stopping on the nearby roundabout.

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