Broad Street Wrington Businesses

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From 10th July, the BI Flyer service between Bristol International Airport and Central Bristol will be enhanced.

There will now be two services alternating on half hour schedules giving Dragonflyer Members transport into Bristol four times an hour, seven days a week, 18 hours a day.

Service 330 will follow the same route as previously but will go to Clifton (Triangle, Whiteladies Road and Blackboy Hill)

Service 331 route will remain as it is today terminating at the Bus Station

Full details of the new services can be found on the Dragonflyer website at

We think this will be very helpful for those of you working at the University or the BBC and any members who need the Flyer for social purposes during evenings and weekends now that the Explorer’s evening service has been reduced. This may be particularly interesting to young people who don’t have the ability to drive or access to their own vehicle.

We continue to work on providing village shuttles between members’ homes and the airport and hope to have something in place around September. We recognize that this continues to be a key barrier to extending our membership.

Please pass this e-mail onto friends, family or colleagues who may be interested in an alternative to the car for their Bristol transport.

Steve Tainton
Dragonflyer Project Manager
07771 583860

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The Dragonflyer Project is a community transport scheme designed to reduce the effect of climate change caused by fossil carbon emissions from car traffic. It is aimed at car users living in the vicinity of Bristol International Airport (BIA) who travel regularly to and from Bristol.

The Dragonflyer Project is the first service implemented by Dragonflyer Mobility Ltd. (DML), a community enterprise that has recently been formed to provide environmentally sustainable transport and mobility solutions to communities in the West of England.

The project utilises the spare capacity on the Bristol International Flyer Express Coach Service as a means of providing Bristol travellers a fast, regular and reliable service into the City for work and leisure. The BI Flyer runs from 5am to midnight three times per hour and stops at BIA, Bridgwater Road (King's Head); Parson Street (jcn West St.); Bedminster Parade; Templemeads and Bristol Bus Station. It is possible that a Clifton stop will be added in summer 2006.

Prospective users of this service must first register their details, travel needs and current travel habits with DML. Registration is free and before Dragonflyer Mobility can offer any services to get people from their homes to and from BIA we are dependent on having as many registrations of interest as possible to allow us to understand demand and plan the most effective routes to implement economically.

Once registered, a "registeree" can decide whether to become a Dragonflyer member. There are three levels of Dragonflyer membership: "Frequent Flyer" - as many return trips to Bristol as you like; "Regular Flyer" - 2 or 3 return trips to Bristol per week; "Occasional Flyer" - 1 return trip to Bristol per week. Each member will be issued with a bar-coded photo ID pass (membership is therefore non-transferable) which they will show to the BI Flyer driver who will let them travel for free on the coach.

The monthly cost of each pass works out at less than £1.50 per return journey to Bristol from BIA. Using the Dragonflyer service could therefore save a Wrington commuter almost £1000 per year and reduce their annual carbon emissions by over a tonne! (This is 10-15% of a typical person's emissions).

If you are interested, please register at or contact Steve Tainton on 07771 583860. Even if you don't think you're interested in being a member we would like to know your travel needs because we plan on introducing any number of other services such as car clubs and lift shares that might interest you in the future and could offer further financial and CO2 emissions savings.