Transport for Wales and Denbighshire County Council have announced a new hourly TrawsCymru bus service between Corwen, Ruthin, Mold and Chester. The new T8 service, which commenced operation on 23 January, offers more frequent and faster services, helping to improve connectivity in the region and enabling passengers to make more journeys without changing buses.
As part of ongoing improvements by Transport for Wales (TfW), the new T8 will connect at Corwen with TrawsCymru route T10 to Bangor and with journeys on the T3 which serves Wrexham, Bala, Dolgellau and Barmouth. The T8 will be operated by M&H Coaches.
Deputy Minister for Climate Change, with responsibility for transport, Lee Waters said: “An hourly bus service will make a real difference to bus users in the area and will help to encourage more people to use public transport to get about. This is part of the Welsh Government’s investment in north Wales and future developments are being looked at by our North Wales Transport Commission led by Lord Burns.”
Development Director for Mid, North and Rural Wales Lee Robinson added: “The T8 is the latest in a number of improvements to regional bus services across Wales. TfW is committed to improving accessibility and connectivity for Wales’ country towns that are not on the rail network and we look forward to all the benefits the new T8 will bring.”
Denbighshire County Council’s Lead Member for Environment and Transport Councillor Barry Mellor commented: “The T8 represents a remarkable opportunity to improve the travel opportunities for residents in south Denbighshire. In future, they will benefit not just from an increase in frequency but improved through-services and connections. It will also allow those travelling from England to access leisure and visitor opportunities in Wales.”