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How much longer do Cynon Valley residents have to put up with substandard Public Transport Services?

How is your bus service where you live? Judging by the amount of buses @StagecoachWales have cancelled throughout the Cynon Valley today, it's not surprising people are frustrated. The Welsh Government wants more people to use public transport, but don’t they know the transport system they are responsible for is not fit for its purpose. As well as the bus services the train service was a fiasco when Arriva took on the franchise on 7 December 2003 for a period of 15 years commuters were fed up of Arriva then in May 2018, the franchise was awarded to KeolisAmey Wales. Did the service improve? On 7 February 2021 the franchise was taken over by the Welsh Government's operator, Transport for Wales Rail, a subsidiary of Transport for Wales, but with Amey Keolis Infrastructure having been involved in delivering some key projects such as the Core Valley Lines.I believe anyone who has used the Valley Rail Service in the last 12 years knows how bad the services were. We in Cynon Valley have no direct bus to either Cardiff or Swansea we used to have this service, but it's just more cuts in services for residents in Cynon Valley. Now, because of the lack of drivers many other services are being cut daily our 2 government representatives MS and MP doing? Are they too busy shuffling election flyers around? The Welsh Government said: “Our aim is to increase the number of people using public transport by encouraging travellers to switch from private car use, thereby reducing congestion, carbon emissions and improving air quality and economic performance. We want to see more people using public transport to get them where they need and want to be, quickly and on time.” Wider Bus Reform this was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh GovernmentThe Public Transport (Wales) Bill is a key element of a wider reform process that we are undertaking in relation to the delivery of bus services in Wales? The Bus Services (Wales) Bill has been withdrawn by the Welsh Government You keep voting for a Labour run government and a Labour run council you just get what you vote for.  Below Aberdare bus service cuts today The following services are cancelled due to driver availability.12:35 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)13:35 Return15:15 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)16:15 Return17:15 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)18:15 ReturnApologies11:28 AM · Apr 9, 2022Stagecoach South Wales@StagecoachWales·#AberdareThe following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.12:08 Aberdare to Penderyn12:39 Return15:20 Aberdare to Glynneath15:57 Return17:32 Aberdare to Merthyr (9)18:15 ReturnApologies #ABERDAREThe following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.18:03 Aberdare to Penderyn18:39 Return14:32 Aberdare to Merthyr (9)15:17 Return16:55 Aberdare to Pontypridd (60)17:55 Return #ABERDAREThe following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.15:32 Aberdare to Merthyr (9)16:17 Return17:39 Aberdare to Hirwaun18:13 Return12:56 Aberdare to Merthyr (9)13:41 Return15:56 Aberdare to Merthyr (9)16:41 Returnapologies The following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.13:15 Aberdare to Merthyr (6)13:50 Return14:30 Aberdare to Abernant14:36 ReturnApologies#ABERDAREThe following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.14:14 Aberdare to Glynhafod14:29 Return14:56 Aberdare to Merthyr (9)15:41 Return16:26 Aberdare to Glynhafod16:48 Return17:08 Aberdare to Penderyn17:39 Returnapologies The following services are cancelled due to driver availability.12:35 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)13:35 Return15:15 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)16:15 Return17:15 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)18:15 ReturnApologies #AberdareThe following service has been cancelled due to driver availability.07:55 Aberdare to Pontypridd (60)08:55 ReturnApologies  #ABERDAREThe following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.08:21 Mountain Ash to Aberdare (60)08:55 Aberdare to Pontypridd (60)09:55 Return10:55 Aberdare to Pontypridd (60)11:55 ReturnApologies #ABERDAREThe following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.08:15 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)09:15 Return10:15 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)11:15 ReturnApologies #ABERDAREThe following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.07:59 Aberdare to Glynhafod08:12 Return08:34 Aberdare to Merthyr (9)09:17 Return10:02 Aberdare to Glynhafod10:24 Return10:44 Aberdare to HirwaunApologies #ABERDAREThe following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.08:14 Aberdare to Glynhafod (7)08:36 Return08:56 Aberdare to Merthyr Tydfil (9)09:41 Return10:26 Aberdare to Glynhafod10:48 Return11:08 Aberdare to Penderyn11:39 ReturnApologies #ABERDAREThe following services have been cancelled due to driver availability.07:30 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)08:30 Return09:35 Aberdare to Pontypridd (61)10:35 Return07:52 Abernant07:57 ReturnApologies