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Bristol Metrobus close to arrival after trial run

Metrobus works have brought disruption to large areas of Bristol. Credit: ITV West Country

The long-awaited arrival of the new bus network for greater Bristol moved a step nearer today with a trial run of the first of three routes.

Metrobus works have brought disruption to large areas, is running behind schedule and over budget.

The project is six months behind schedule and over budget at £230m. Credit: ITV West Country

The project is six months behind schedule and over budget at £230m.

But James Freeman, Managing Director of First, says it will help transform public transport, starting with a route from Emersons Green to the centre.

Metrobus has also announced Bristol Community Transport (BCT) will operate the 'M1' which is the longest Metrobus route.

This connects south Bristol, the city centre and the University of the West of England with Cribbs Causeway.

The m2 and m3 routes will be operated directly by First West of England.

Watch the Metrobus' trial run below:

The route will begin on May 29th and be free to use until June 9th.