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Pledge to make Bristol's buses run on time

The aim is to get Bristol's buses running on time Credit: ITV News

Bus company First has entered into a joint pledge with Bristol City Council to improve punctuality of services in the city.

They want to make sure 95% of bus services start on time by 2020.

They'll work together to monitor services and identify any problems which are causing delays and change timetables or routes if necessary.

First is also introducing 59 new buses over the next six months.

Threat to free bus passes in Devon

New restrictions on pensioners' free bus passes could be introduced in Devon under plans to cut transport budgets. The county council is asking people for their views on proposals including banning the use of free passes on park and ride services.

Special buses to Exeter Chiefs' Sandy Park ground would also be excluded along with services used mainly by schoolchildren.

New restrictions on pensioners' free bus passes could be introduced in Devon

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Train evacuated due to fire

A train was evacuated at Upwey train station this morning after a fire in one of the carriages.

Two crews from Weymouth attended Upwey rail station, Weymouth, just after 6am this morning following a 999 call to reports of smoke coming from the underside of one of the passenger carriages. All passengers, approximately 20, were evacuated from the train while DFRS and railway staff, (who had used extinguishers on the fire before the arrival of firecrews) dealt with the fire. The train has now been removed from the platform area while crews and rail staff investigate further.

– Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson