Resident’s Travel Information
Welcome to the Brimsmore resident’s webpage. Here you will be able to find information on ways to travel in and around your area and you will find links to maps and webpages that can help you get around and about without taking the car.
Brimsmore is located to the north of Yeovil, just a short distance from the town centre, with connections to neighbouring areas through local footway, cycling and public transport networks.
During the planning process of the Brimsmore development a travel plan was written to encourage new residents to make more sustainable travel choices (such as walking, cycling and public transport) and reduce the number of single occupancy car journeys.
Each household should have received, or will receive, a travel pack which gives information on travel choices, how to reduce car use and discount vouchers for cycling equipment or motorbike training.
Click on the image on the left to download the travel pack.
Bus travel vouchers
All households are given a Bus Pass Voucher with their Travel Packs in order to use the local bus service. This is to allow residents to claim money back for the purchase a weekly or monthly ticket.
If you have recently moved into Brimsmore, and you have not yet been offered a voucher, please click on the above or contact your Travel Plan Coordinator
Walking is an excellent way to get around. It’s free, reliable and a great way to fit regular exercise into your daily routine, no matter what your age or level of fitness. It requires no specialist equipment other than a good pair of walking shoes.
There is a walking group that meet up regularly in the area is open to everyone. You can find out more about the routes, distances and how to join in visit Health Walks on the at Walking for Health website
There are also a variety of phone apps on the market you can use to measure how far you have walked and calories burned. Why not try our Travel Change Calculator
Cycle to work
Cycling is a fantastic way to travel, being quicker than walking (and sometimes driving) and cheaper to run than a car. It is also a great leisure pastime and a free way of getting to work or study with health, environmental, social and financial benefits. Generally cyclists cycle on-road in this area of Yeovil and, although many of the roads are quiet some are a little steep in some areas. Plan your cycle journey here.
If you are thinking of buying a bike to commute to work or study, check with your employer to see if they have signed up to the National Cycle to Work scheme which provides loans to help employees buy their own bike and make further savings on bike equipment.
Catch the bus
Somerset has an extensive public transport network and offers an immediate alternative for individuals to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint.
Yeovil is well connected to surrounding towns and villages by bus to the town centre and there are hourly or better bus services to places including Chard, Crewkerne, Sherborne, Wincanton, South Petherton, Somerton, Langport, Glastonbury, Wells and Taunton.
South West Coaches provide regular bus services around Yeovil including a half hourly service around Yeovil including a half hourly services to Yeovil Junction and Pen Mill rail stations and connect to other towns from the bus station. You can find out more on their website.
For buses to the rail station see Train Services below.
First Bus also run regular services into the town centre and to other parts of Yeovil. Go to the First Bus Group website to find out more.
You can look up timetables, bus stop information and plan your journey on Traveline
If you are over 60 and/or disabled you could be entitled to free travel with a concessionary bus pass. Details are on the County Council’s Concessionary bus pass page.
Students (16+) can apply for a County Ticket (annual ticket) detailed on the County Council’s County Ticket page or phone 0300 123 2224 to speak to an advisor.
For all other discounts and offers contact the bus operator.
Your local bus services:
Service 1 (First) Abbey Manor Park – Asda – Town Centre – Hospital – Cavalier Way
Service 11 (South West Coaches) Abbey Manor Park – Larkhill – Town Centre – Bus Station
Service 3 (First) Wessex Road – Yeovil Town Centre – Lyde Road
Bus stops and codes around Brimsmore:
The nearest stops are located at:
Stourton Way – close to junction with Fore Park (for Service 1 and 11) sotdagpm
Wessex Road – close to junction with Thornton Rd NE bound (for Service 3) stdantjw
Many employees already travel together to get to work by car. You can look for someone to share lifts with on the internet, using lift sharing sites, such as Liftshare.com. Before you set off from work you can also check Traffic England if you are using the A303 or M5 – plan ahead and don’t leave home just to join the back of a queue. You may wish to read the Beginners Guide to Driving Electric Cars
If you drive an electric car check out this live interactive link to find car charging points in the UK
Motorcycling is a quick and easy way to avoid congestion for those who prefer to travel independently.
Many car parks have dedicated areas for motorcycles, making parking easier and reducing the risk of any damage happening to the vehicle. Within Yeovil town centre you can find provision for motorcycles at Market Street, Earle Street, North Lane and Petters Way. To find out more visit www.parkopedia.co.uk
Yeovil’s well-connected to long-distance train services to major cities and is served by two rail stations; Yeovil Pen Mill and Yeovil Junction.
Yeovil Pen Mill Station is within easy walking and cycling distance: Turn left out of the Pen Mill ticket office and follow the cycle path through the Country Park route for the quickest route to town; Turn right out of the Pen Mill ticket office to get to Lyde Road.
Taxis can be booked through http://www.traintaxi.co.uk/.
If you are taking your bicycle on the train you may now need to book a space 2 hours prior to departure. You can find out more on the Great Western Railway website
Buses (service 68) run to both rail stations and Yeovil bus station.
If you don’t fancy taking the train, a cheaper option may be by coach. With regular services running to various parts of the country, it can be a more financially viable option than driving the car.
National Express coaches operate a bookable service from Yeovil bus station to many locations across the country including London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff and Torquay. You can find out more on the National Express website or phone 0871 7818181
Berrys Coaches operate a superfast service to London and excursion days from Taunton.
Taylors Coach Travel run services both within Yeovil and further afield including day trips and sightseeing tours. Information on upcoming tours can be found in local papers.
Working from home
Ask your employer if you can work at home once a week or more often if your job allows. Using a laptop and a home office space means you can get to work just walking down your stairs.
Park and ride
Taunton has Park and Ride services situated at the end of the A358 near Junction 25 of the M5, which is well positioned for journeys from Yeovil.
To find activities, groups or services in your community that can help improve your health and wellbeing go to www.wellbeingsouthsomerset.org/
Brimsmore Travel Plan Coordinator
If you would like further information regarding information on any of the details on this webpage or if you have any suggestions regarding sustainable travel within Brimsmore, please contact the Travel Plan Coordinator by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01823 359540.
Information and resources
Travel Somerset Journey Planner
trafficengland.com or 08700 660 115 – check ahead for M5
traveline.org.uk and 0871 200 2233 – public transport information
nationalrail.co.uk and 0871 200 49 50 – train times and bookings
This page is maintained by Somerset County Council as part of its travel plan obligations for the Brimsmore development. Please let us know if there any inaccuracies, or improvements or ideas you would like to see added to the information above.