Service Changes at Bridgend from 11 August 20189 Jul 2018 Bridgend/Penybont-ar-Ogwr
As a result of local authority tender changes, service alterations will take effect in Bridgend from 11 August 2018.
A series of journeys have been cut and services amended by ourselves in the Bridgend area. This is as a direct result of funding being withdrawn by Bridgend CBC. Prior to the funding cuts, Bridgend CBC made an announcement regarding proposed cuts in November 2017 and held a public consultation in between Jan & March 2018 (including an evening meeting at the Grand Pavillion in Porthcawl, 22nd March). A questionnaire was also made available to customers online and in the bus station. In addition, the proposed cuts had been included in various meetings including a cabinet meeting, town council and community meetings with councillors in order for the public to air their concerns.
The announcement of the withdrawal of funding on services has required us, First Cymru, to review the services as without the funding from the council it is not feasible to run the services in their current form. Changes that have been made will come into effect in August 2018 which reflect passenger numbers on specific journeys and timetables/routes amended to reflect this.
If you have concerns with regards to the change of the timetable, we would advise speaking with your local councillors as this could possibly highlight the need to further adapt these services in the future. I hope this provides you with a further insight as to why these changes have been made and how you can voice your concerns.
For further information regarding the above, please visit https://www.bridgend.gov.uk/news/three-popular-bus-routes-will-continue-to-be-fully-subsidised-by-council/
62 Pencoed to Bridgend:
The 1753 and 1901 journeys from Bridgend replaced by a journey at 1835.
The 1820 from Pencoed (Kennedy Way) will be discontinued.
63B Bridgend to Porthcawl:
The 2215 from Bridgend and the 2310 from Porthcawl (John Street) will be discontinued on Monday to Thursday and will now only run on Fridays and Saturdays.
68 & 69 Bridgend to Cefn Glas:
68: The last departure from Bridgend will now be the 1900 service.
69: The last departure from Bridgend will now be the 1930 service. The 69 will cease to operate West Road, Westfield Avenue, Ystrad Fawr, Glannant Road and instead will operate along Heol Y Nant to St Illtyds Road.