Stagecoach has confirmed that with effect from Sunday 5 February, its Blackwood depot in South Wales will close, and services will operate from the new £7m Cwmbran depot, which has additional spare capacity, and from Caerphilly depot. There will be no changes to services. Stagecoach has offered employees the opportunity to transfer, and says it will be providing staff with assistance to relocate.
Managing Director for Stagecoach South Wales Nigel Winter said: “We were pleased to open our brand new £7m depot at Cwmbran last year, which has extra capacity to keep and maintain our buses. We have now carried out a review of our depot arrangements and moving forward, all the buses that currently operate from Blackwood depot will be moved to either the new larger depot at Cwmbran or to Caerphilly depot.
“Customers will see no reduction to their bus services as a result of this, and all the drivers and maintenance staff who wish to remain with Stagecoach are relocating to our other depots in South Wales with assistance from Stagecoach.
“We would like to thank all our people for their help and support as we transfer our services from Blackwood depot.”