The No 99 service which operates in and around Pontypridd Town Centre is about to get even better, offering a new stop at Sardis Road Car Park.
The Pontypridd Town Circular starts its journey from Pontypridd Bus Station Monday to Saturday at 9:10am and runs every 20minutes.
The service which is in place to help people navigate around the town, currently calls at the Precinct, Iceland, Marks & Spencer and back to the bus station.
The changes will form part of a trial which aims to improve the service by adding a pick-up/drop-off point at Sardis Road Car Park to make it even easier for those parking there to gain easy access to the wealth of delights which the recently transformed Pontypridd has to offer shoppers and visitors alike.
This trial change to the service will take place from 2nd September and operates until 4.50pm.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Cabinet Member for Frontline Services, said:
“These changes are a direct result of the Council listening to the needs of our residents and businesses, further demonstrating our commitment to working with local bus operators to provide the services that our residents want. The amended service will further improve the existing service.
“The majority of bus services are run by commercial operators, with the Council taking action to subsidise those services it considers to be necessary within the constraints of its available funding
“We are committed to playing our full role to improve the provision of public transport and continue to work with the various bus operators to ensure that the services are meeting the needs of residents throughout the County Borough.”
The improved service will allow easier access into Pontypridd town centre which has undergone a £10.5million regeneration package secured by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.
With new paving, roadways, street furniture and lighting schemes, visitors cannot fail to be impressed by the major changes to Pontypridd. Thanks to the initiative commercial properties are also being refurbished, bringing more businesses and jobs to the town centre.
The £10.5M Pontypridd Town Centre Regeneration project received the financial support from the Welsh Government through the European Regional Development Fund and Targeted Match Funding, alongside Council and private sector contributions.