The O-licence held by Shane Wyn Price, trading as Bws Peris has been issued with a formal warning by Deputy Traffic Commissioner, Anthony Seculer. The decision follows a public inquiry at Welshpool Town Hall on January 27.
Shane Price was called to the hearing after a Bus Compliance Officer (BCO) reported that the Llanberis-based business had failed to run a registered bus service.
Mr Price applied to cancel service 88/89 at short notice in July 2015 but Nick Jones, Traffic Commissioner for Wales and the West Midlands, refused to allow the 56-day notice period to be shortened. As a result, the registration would only be allowed to cease on August 28, 2015.
During a bus monitoring exercise on July 7, 2015, BCO Nesta Jones observed that the operator failed to run any of the 22 departures scheduled for the day.
The BCO’s report also noted that the operator had announced on social media that service 88/89 had been discontinued on July 4, 2015.
Mr Seculer heard evidence from Shane Price during the inquiry regarding his failure to operate registered services.
Shane Price stated that he had previously operated the service with 97% punctuality, but operational and personal difficulties caused him to cease the service in July. He was disappointed at not being able to run the service and he said that he had no current intention of bidding for other registered service routes.
The DTC issued a formal warning in the event of any future non-compliance reported against the operator’s licence.