Coronavirus - COVID19: Service information
This page was last updated: 29/01/2021
Coronavirus information – First Cymru
In light of the current lockdown period in Wales, our buses are still running for essential journeys. Our staff have all worked very hard to ensure that you can travel with confidence across our network.
Thank you for continuing to travel with First Cymru. #LetsGetThereTogether
What timetables are in operation?
We have been looking at feedback received from our customers on the reduced timetable we are running. There were a couple of journeys removed that we are going to reintroduce to help key workers and essential journeys.
From Monday 8th February we are adding:
- Service 36 | Early morning journey from Morriston to Swansea Bus Station
- Service 3 | Early morning journey from Mumbles to Swansea Bus Station
- Service X3 | Hourly bus reinstated from Port Talbot Bus Station to Maesteg Bus Station to cater for customers in Ynysygwas and Bryn.
- Service 42 | Customers travelling from Swansea University Singleton Campus will now be able to connect with the journey to Morriston Hospital, by changing at Penlan Social Club.
From Monday 1st February 2021, we are running a FREE service for customers who need to get to the Bay Studio's vaccination centre. The service will run from Swansea Bus Station to Bay Field Hospital every 20 minutes from 8am to 8pm, click here to see the timetable. It will depart from Swansea Bus Station from Bay D. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERVICE CURRENTLY OPERATES ONLY TO AND FROM AMAZON WAY. FROM THERE, IT IS AN APPROXIMATE 10 MINUTE WALK TO AND FROM THE VACCINATION CENTRE. WHILST THE WALK IS ON THE FLAT, PLEASE TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT WHEN PLANNING YOUR JOURNEY.
This service will pick up along the route, but only dropping off at Amazon Way. On the return journey into town it will only pick up at the hospital, dropping passengers off along the route.
In response to the lockdown, service changes took place on Sunday 24th January 2021.
We have reduced our network to support essential journeys only. To view the changes in your area please click on the area links below:
We’ve got each stage of your journey covered so that you can arrive safely at your destination.
We’re here for you
Contact us by phone 0345 646 0707 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) or contact us via Twitter 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday or 9am to 6pm on weekends and bank holidays.
For further COVID information, our question and answer section plus key worker feedback click here
For Lost Property Guidance visit our Contact Us page
What additional cleaning is taking place?
Our buses are comprehensively cleaned every night by our expert team of cleaners, including regular disinfection of all grab rails and poles, entrance door handles, window ledges and other touchpoints.
Will you be providing face masks or hand sanitiser for passengers?
We have fitted sanitiser dispensers to our buses, but passengers will need to bring their own face covering.
What happens if the bus I want to catch is full?
On our buses we are operating at a reduced capacity. It is therefore possible that that you might see ‘Bus Full’ signs as some services reach their revised capacity more quickly.
If you are waiting at a bus stop and the bus drives past, it is likely it has reached its reduced seating capacity. If the bus does stop, but is near capacity, the driver will only allow one person to board for every person that gets off, so you may need to allow extra time for your journey and be prepared to wait. With the latest version of the First Bus App you can now track your bus live on a map and it also displays how many seats are available on each bus.
Does social distancing impact if I will be able to board a bus in my wheelchair? We are asking customers to consider the travel needs of vulnerable passengers and those in a wheelchair and will do all we can to prioritise access to the wheelchair space for a wheelchair user.
For additional COVID information please visit the First Bus page