From 10 July to 4 September, new timetables will apply to selected bus routes: While some connections will be discontinued altogether, other routes will be scaled back slightly.
The changes are due to a public transport staff shortage, which has resulted in the need to partially reduce the number of bus journeys throughout this summer. Great care has been taken to ensure that commuters in particular are not affected, and that the summer months can be bridged with a robust and stable number of departures.
Bolzano/Bozen (city centre)
The 18 and N1 bus routes will be suspended entirely during this period. The 12 and 7A/7B services will only run every 40 minutes. The 10A/10B services will run continuously every fifteen minutes on weekdays and every half hour on Sundays. On the no. 6 route, some early-morning services will be cancelled.
Merano/Meran (city centre)
From Monday to Friday, the no. 1 and 3 services will run every 20 minutes. On Saturdays, route 3 will have buses running every half hour. On Saturday afternoon, services along route no. 5 will be discontinued altogether.
Suburban and extra-urban buses
The 112 bus service (Bolzano/Bozen – Leifers) will remain suspended entirely from 10 July to 4 September, while the 116 bus (Laives/Leifers) will stop running on Saturdays. The 131 Oltradige/Überetsch Express will run every 30 minutes from Monday to Friday outside peak hours.
Between Campolasta/Astfeld and Bolzano/Bozen on the 150 route serving the Val Sarentino/Sarntal valley, on Saturdays there will only be one service per hour. On Sundays and public holidays, the 201 service (Merano/Meran – Bolzano/Bozen) and the 212 service (Merano/Meran – Marlengo/Marling) will also only run once every hour.
Some journeys will be suspended: on the 213 route (Merano/Meran – Parcines/Partschins) on weekdays, on the 221 service between Merano Terme/Meran Therme – Tirolo/Dorf Tirol and on the 245 service (Merano/Meran – Lana – Val d'Ultimo/Ulten). The 246 service (Merano/Meran – Passo Palade/Gampenpass – Fondo) will only run every two hours.
Some minor timetable changes will also apply to local routes serving the Val Gardena/Gröden and the Badia/Gadertal valleys.