After 67 years of being the hub for bus services in and out of Taunton, the bus station in Tower Street will be closing its doors at the end of service on Friday, March 27.

Services will relocate from Saturday, March 28 2020.

A spokesman for The Buses of Somerset said: "It’s served Taunton well over the years but, unfortunately, the rising costs of even day-to-day maintenance has made it totally uneconomic, let alone the heavy investment that would be needed to bring it up-to-date and fit-for purpose for the future.

"Buses that used the bus station will leave from the bus stops in the town centre."

The 21/21A, 22/22A and 28 services will depart from Castle Way, (Stop G).

Services 29, 30, 54 and 99 will depart from Clinton's Cards, (Stop I), and the 25 service will depart from Fat Face (Stop H).

Service PR1 will no longer call at Castle Way.

Towards Musgrove Park and Silk Mills, buses will depart from the Market House (Stop K), while Towards Gateway Buses will depart from Corporation Street (Stop L).

There are no other changes to stopping arrangements for any of our other services.

Commenting on the changes, managing director Alex Carter said: "The sale of the bus station should not be taken as a signal in any reduction of our commitment to services across the area.

"However, it will help us reduce our cost base, to support future investment in and development of services in the area.

"We thank Somerset County Council and Somerset West and Taunton Council for their input and support in relocating services."

A spokesperson for National Express, which has a coach stop at the bus station, said: "We are working with Somerset County Council to confirm a suitable alternative stop ahead of the closure of the bus station in Taunton. 

"We will contact affected passengers already booked with us to advise them of the change in advance of their travel, alongside updating all relevant customer information."

Maps and detailing stopping locations can be found on and will be available from bus drivers and the bus station shortly.