Lee Waters AM praises First Cymru efforts to make Carmarthenshire bus services more attractive
- X11 services ‘rejuvenated’ with 9 high spec, low-carbon emission vehicles in modern Cymru Clipper livery with aircon, USB charging, premium seats and more legroom
Further boost for Carmarthenshire bus service 111 with additional evening journeys and Sunday daytime journeys extended to Burry Port from 5 January
Welsh Assembly member for Llanelli Lee Waters AM welcomed a range of improvements to Carmarthenshire bus services made by local bus operator First Cymru. The local operator recently introduced nine vehicles, powered by the cleanest Euro6 low-emission engines on the market, to the X11 Cymru Clipper service, which provides a half hourly link between Carmarthen, Llanelli and Swansea on weekdays for most of the day.
Before the vehicles hit the roads, they were given a fresh appearance in a modern Cymru Clipper livery. Inside, customers are transported in comfortable seats with more legroom and have seatback tables at their disposal. Free WiFi and USB charging points keep them connected and their mobile devices charged during the journey. The vehicles are all air-conditioned, which will help keep passengers warm in winter and cool in the summer.
During a visit to Llanelli bus station, where he boarded one of the newly introduced X11 vehicles and spoke to passenegrs, Lee Waters AM said: “This investment is good news for Llanelli and Carmarthenshire bus users. I'm really pleased First Cymru has listened to feedback and improved the services for Burry Port.”
First Cymru Managing Director Andrew Sherrington said: “We are delighted that we are able to offer our valued customers an improved service with these modern high-spec vehicles. All 9 vehicles operating on the X11 have the latest mod cons which our customers like and which make catching the bus so much more attractive.”
“Carmarthenshire bus services will get a further boost on Sunday 5 January 2020 when we expand the 111 service, operating between Swansea and Llanelli via Gorseinon and Parc Trostre, with two additional evening journeys Mondays to Saturdays, operating through to Burry Port. From the same date the Sunday timetable will also be extended to Burry Port throughout the day, giving residents a bus service they currently don’t have.”