Thousands of Christmas shoppers are set to descend on Bath this weekend as the big day approaches in just over two weeks.
The Bath Christmas Market is set to bring in extra visitors to the city, with public transport expected to be stretched again throughout the day.
Hundreds of coaches are to arrive in Bath over Saturday and Sunday, bringing people from across the country to join Bath in their festive shopping.
The transport problems Bath faced last weekend with congested roads, overflowing car parks and full park and ride services are hopefully remedied thanks to the Council’s new contingency plans.
These include banning right turns from North Parade Road in Pulteney Road and using their various variable message signs based across the city to guide visitors more successfully to park and ride sites.
First Great Western are also playing their part by introducing more trains into the schedule over the weekend, as so many visitors arrived and departed through Bath Spa last week the station was temporarily closed.
An extra twelve trains will be running every day to and from Bath Spa, with an extra six being provided during each evening.
First Great Western said: “Some trains will be retimed by a few minutes to allow extra time at Bath Spa due to the volume of customers expected to travel to the Christmas market.
“Some additional trains will also run between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa.”