Bristol's new metrobus is great news for Aztec West
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Developer Robert Hitchins Ltd has welcomed Bristol’s new Metrobus service which takes commuters from Hengrove Park to Cribbs Causeway via its premier offices at Aztec West.
Simon Tothil, Property and Development Director of Robert Hitchins Ltd, said: "As the owner of Aztec 2540, which provides 15,000ft2 of premier office space at the front of Aztec West, we very much welcome the opening of the m1 Metrobus route that links the business park with the centre and south of the city.
"What our tenants want most, apart from high-quality office space, are good transport links which means easy access for their clients and a hassle-free commute for their staff. That's what the m1 service provides for the South West's premier business park. It's an excellent new initiative."
Robert Hitchins' tenants at Aztec 2540, which lies off J16 of the M5 and close to the M4/M5 interchange, include Swedish bank Handelsbanken and housebuilder Bellway Homes Ltd, with 4,660ft2 of ground floor accommodation available to suit a high-quality occupier.
The m1, operated by Bristol Community Transport, takes advantage of the new bus-only junction on the M32 allowing metrobus to bypass Junction 1 and Filton Road which in peak hours are often congested. It also uses new bus lanes across the city, built especially for metrobus.
The travel time from Aztec West to the city centre is just 30 minutes for a £2 fare.
It is the first major investment in biogas buses in the Bristol area and puts West of England at the forefront of low-emission bus operations powered by alternative sources.
Each metrobus stop along the m1 route has an iPoint which provides real-time next bus information and allows customers to buy tickets with contactless bank cards.