This new South Gloucestershire Council bus service links Yate with Emersons Green every 30 mins during Mondays to Fridays daytime.
A suggestion was made at the last meeting of the Friends of Yate Station that the service be revised to operate as a circular service operating from Emersons Green via Blackhorse, Kendleshire, Coalpit Heath, Nibley and Station Road to Yate Shopping Centre thence returning to Emersons Green by way of Kennedy Way, Heron Way, Shire Way, Westerleigh and Henfield Cross Roads. This clockwise service (renumber to 85C) to operate hourly. Another service (renumbered 85A) to operate hourly via the aforementioned route in the reverse direction.
No more resources would be required to operate this revised service and in addition the revision would provide a much requested requirment to connect Westerleigh Village with Yate Railway Station.