Wales Bus Operations

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News, debate and discussion on Wales' Bus Operations.

Quote:It is with regret we propose that Arriva Buses Wales’ Aberystwyth depot, New Quay, Lampeter and Dolgellau outstations will close on the 21 December 2013, subject to a consultation period with staff.

The period of instability regarding public transport funding and potential forthcoming changes to the Concessionary Fares Scheme, together with spiralling fuel costs has resulted in an unsustainable financial pressure on our Aberystwyth operations. A recent network review has led us to believe that current services in this area cannot, despite our best efforts, continue.

Services 20, 40, 40C, 50, 585 and X94 would be affected by the closure, with the proposed last day of operation being 21 December 2013. Due to contractual arrangements service 585 would continue to operate until 15 February 2014. We have notified the local authority of our intentions.

The proposed closure may unfortunately result in staff losses, and we are currently in consultation with the 46 staff who would be affected.

http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/Aberystwyth_statement/
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In Wales the only Arriva Depots that seem anything like save is Wrexham, Rhyl and Llandudno's outstation. profits in Wales are nothing like they used to be and then u got smaller Companys moving in bit by bit taking over whats left. would not shock me if more goes in time
Stagecoach reducing services and closing a depot....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south...s-27068583
(18 Apr 2014, 12:11 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Stagecoach reducing services and closing a depot....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south...s-27068583

Think I'll have to do that trip to Cardiff I mentioned elsewhere on the forum in July before it closes, then!
(18 Apr 2014, 12:11 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: Stagecoach reducing services and closing a depot....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south...s-27068583

That's not good, such a shame, typical government cuts =(

Will the buses move to other depots in Wales?
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Padarn Bus will close tonight after 2 people were arrested in an investigation of alleged fraud... shame for such a large operator to go so quickly however no doubt there have been things going on in the background for months if not years...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north...s-27631877

84 jobs will go and numerous services will cease, including school contracts.

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(30 May 2014, 10:33 am)tyresmoke Wrote: Padarn Bus will close tonight after 2 people were arrested in an investigation of alleged fraud... shame for such a large operator to go so quickly however no doubt there have been things going on in the background for months if not years...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north...s-27631877

84 jobs will go and numerous services will cease, including school contracts.

Arriva taking on a few services

Quote:Arriva Buses Wales will operate several services currently run by Padarn from Saturday 31 May 2014, including services in Bangor, Maesgeirchen, Llanberis and across to Beaumaris on Anglesey. We will offer our full range of multi journey tickets, and will honour any Padarn monthly tickets currently held by customers.

Padarn services 6/6A, 53/56/57/58 and 85S will be operated by Arriva Buses Wales from Saturday 31st May, with only slight changes to the current timetables.
Does anyoe have a fleet list for Newport Bus? Got a trip planned for July
Has anyone tried the new Arriva Buses Wales services? Did the routes go in operation as planned?
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-e...s-30615428

Major fire at coach depot.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(28 Dec 2014, 12:46 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-e...s-30615428

Major fire at coach depot.

The company who've unfortunately suffered the fire, 1st Call Travel, own former Go North East SPD 8171. Don't know whether it's been destroyed or not.
(28 Dec 2014, 7:23 pm)Adam Wrote: The company who've unfortunately suffered the fire, 1st Call Travel, own former Go North East SPD 8171. Don't know whether it's been destroyed or not.

The companys entire Fleet (Buses, Coaches, Mini Buses, Shuttle Cars) are all lost
(29 Dec 2014, 4:28 am)Y961 XBU Wrote: The companys entire Fleet (Buses, Coaches, Mini Buses, Shuttle Cars) are all lost

It is a real shame to see any company experience an incident like this. Is there any idea what was behind the cause of the fire yet?
(29 Dec 2014, 6:11 pm)Adam Wrote: It is a real shame to see any company experience an incident like this. Is there any idea what was behind the cause of the fire yet?

Am not sure how true it is but i saw a post of Facebook saying its Arson Attack
Some Pulsars at Arriva Cymru are being refurbished for Max.
(02 Jan 2015, 3:35 pm)ArrivaNE_7522 Wrote: Some Pulsars at Arriva Cymru are being refurbished for Max.

They are Rhyl based Wright Pulsar 1's 2650 - 2655
(02 Jan 2015, 3:56 pm)Y961 XBU Wrote: They are Rhyl based Wright Pulsar 1's 2650 - 2655

For service 51 Rhyl - Denbigh

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Feburary 3rd 2015

Edwards Coaches - Dennis Dart SLF Wright Crusader YAZ8646 has gone to SGI Buses
Three new Enviro 400's in Trans Cymru livery were south bound on the M6 passing Lancaster at 19:00 this evening on trade plates.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-...m-10555964

Re-jig of services in Cardiff.
They will start in the new year
'Illegitimis non carborundum'