Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has finalised public transport arrangements with other bus operators following the decision by Glamorgan Bus to withdraw completely from bus operations. Some will continue to be run without subsidy, though there have been cases where the Council has had to intervene, where routes considered to be socially necessary will not otherwise continue to be provided
Since being made aware of this recent decision, the Council has been working with alternative bus operators to ensure that members of the public continue to have a bus service. The changes have been arranged to minimise the risk of inconvenience arising to the travelling public and a smooth transition is being planned
Passengers are being advised that from Monday 4th March changes are being made to services that are provided by Glamorgan Bus, following their decision to cease trading.
The following arrangements have now been made:
Services 1, 2, 6A & 7 - (Monday to Saturday evening journeys in the Aberdare area, serving Abernant, Ty Fry, Llwydcoed, Penderyn, Rhigos and Glynhafod). These journeys will be taken over by Stagecoach.
Service 6A (Sunday service between Aberdare – Llwydcoed, Penderyn and Rhigos). This service will be taken over by Globe Coaches.
Services 11A, 11C and 13C - (Monday to Saturday evening journeys in the Aberdare area, serving Bwllfadare, Cwmdare, Maesgwyn and Cwmbach). These journeys will be taken over by Globe Coaches.
Service 25 (Monday to Saturday evening and Sunday service between Fernhill, Mountain Ash, Perthcelyn, Ynysybwl and Pontypridd). This service will be taken over by NAT Group.
Service 90 (Monday to Saturday daytime service between Aberdare - Pontypridd). Stagecoach will currently operate frequent alternative services along the main road as their services 60 and 60A). Residents living in Bryntirion, Nant y Fedw, Glancynon and Carnetown will be served by the RangeRider service operated by Accessible Caring Transport. They can be contacted on 01443 478013
Service 91 (Monday to Saturday daytime service in the Aberdare area, serving Heol Silyn, Pen Llew Court and Robertstown). This service will be taken over by Globe Coaches.
Services 95 and 95A (Monday to Saturday daytime services between Aberdare and Perthcelyn). These services will be taken over by Stagecoach.
Service 172 (Monday to Saturday evening journey between Aberdare, Bridgend and Porthcawl). This journey will be taken over by Stagecoach.
Passengers will begin to notice from Monday 4th March that services previously operated by Glamorgan Bus have been replaced by other bus operators. There may be some minor disruptions whilst the hand over of services takes place, residents are urged to contact local operators during this time.
There are some changes to routes and timetables and passengers are asked to check with Traveline Cymru to ensure that their normal service is running as expected.
In order to safeguard local public transport, the Council has committed additional funding to ensure that residents continue to have a wide range of sustainable travel opportunities. As a result, the subsidised bus services, previously operated by Glamorgan Bus are generally being replaced on a like for like basis.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s role in public transport is to consider any gaps in the bus network that may arise and intervene where routes are considered socially necessary. The Council works with various bus companies to deliver such services within the constraints of available funding. With their co-operation, these new arrangements have been put in place to ensure that residents can continue to make the journeys they need.
For full timetable details, residents are advised to contact the Traveline Enquiry Service on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.travelinecymru.info