Service changes to Gwynedd County Council tendered services

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A number of service changes to Gwynedd County Council tendered services came into effect from 1 April due to Arriva Buses Wales announcing that it will no longer be operating 11 tendered routes. Gwynedd County Council has managed to find replacement operators for the following services:

No direct replacement for the 1E from Caernarfon to Porthmadog is currently listed on the Gwynedd County Council website.

Anglesey-based operator Gwynfor Coaches has taken on three services, whilst new operator Dilwyn’s Coaches of Bangor has also gained three services and is using an Alexander Dennis Enviro200 and an Optare Solo.

A Gwynedd council spokesperson told North Wales Live: “As soon as Arriva informed us of its decision not to run some public bus services from April, the council acted immediately to identify various options in order to ensure that as many bus services as possible are available to residents within the resources available. This work is ongoing.

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Dilwyn’s Coaches Alexander Dennis Enviro200 YY64 YKJ is seen on the first day of operation of the 91 service. DILWYN’S COACHES

“At the same time, the council is currently carrying out a county-wide consultation on Gwynedd’s transport network for the period from 2020 onwards.

“This forms part of efforts to ensure that the funding we have available for public transport is prioritised on the needs and expectations of residents.

“The consultation is open until 30 April, 2019, and we would encourage Gwynedd residents to take the opportunity to have their say. The consultation is available on the council’s website, with paper copies also available in the council’s libraries.”


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