Rhyl bus station changes

From November 6th, 2016, the bus stands at Rhyl bus station will be lettered instead of numbered. Stands A, B and C are the stops with standalone shelters nearest the railway station. Below shows the bus services that will stop at each stand;

 Stand  Bus service
 A and B   12
 C   11 and its variants, 35/35A
 D   51, X51, 36/36A,
 E   18, 19, 40, 45/6, 47, 54
 F   83 and its variants
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Llandudno Extravaganza

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It’s that time of year again, when llandudno hosts it annual Extravaganza.

With oodles of things going on all over town, it’s a must see for anyone visiting the area.

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Below is a program of events for the weekend.

634c1e66-2c5b-4639-9ad2-b07c0999dd41 Just be aware, if you are traveling in or out by bus, the buses will be dropping off at the Law Courts and picking up at the Mostyn Broadway Coach park.

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Bus Changes in Llandudno for Bank Holiday.

During the weekend of the Extravaganza there will be changes to where the buses arrive and depart in Llandudno town center.

Out bound buses will depart from the coach park on Mostyn Broadway and arriving buses will terminate at the Magistrates Courts on Conwy Road.

This will bee for the full weekend including Monday bank holiday.

And don’t forget Mostyn Avenue, after the Chocolate Box, will be closed as a through road and only open to residents.

Arriva Price Hike Again!

Just a few months after they increased the cost of Weekly tickets, Arriva have raised prices across the board!

The changes in fares will be introduced from 1st April.

Adult single fares will be increased by 10p to 30p in general with child fares becoming 2/3 of the adult fare throughout Wales.

Child day and weekly tickets will be priced at 2/3 of the adult equivalent.

Residents in the village of Talybont, Bangor have complained to Arriva for withdrawing their route 66 bus service connecting their village with the rest of the Bus network 
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Photo Robert Parry Jones

Arriva states on their site:

“We understand that this will have a regrettable impact upon our customers, however at this time we have little option but to react to the substantial reduction in government financial support of bus services across Wales and the rising cost of fuel.”

With the possible strikes by Tanker drivers and the general economic climate, I think this is a bit of unfortunate timing.

Complaint to Arriva.

On the 1st of March, I had an unpleasant incident happen to me whilst traveling by public transport. I felt so strongly that I decided that I should write a letter of complaint to Arriva. Here is a copy of the letter.

1st March 2010
Dear Sir or madam,
I and my support worker where waiting for the No 12 bus at the palladium in Llandudno to go to rhyl. The bus stopped, and we asked the driver to bring the ramp out as the bus was to far away from the kerb for me to get on. The driver was not pleased, we could tell this from his mannerisms and two other bus users made comments about his attitude. The driver drove erratically and my chair was moving about and I also hurt my legs. I felt unsafe and my heart was beating fast. Another elderly man was thrust into the doors as he slammed on his breaks hard,

I was very distressed by the whole situation and was afraid to travel further, so my support worker and I decided to get off in Craig Y Don. My trip to meet friends did not happen and my day out was spoilt. I asked the driver his name when we where getting off the bus, but he just turned his back and ignored me and my request. Enclosed is a copy of the ticket and proof of the journey.

Sincerely yours,
Damian Plant

In fairness to Arriva they quickly got back to me to apologize on the drivers behalf and informed me they had offered him extra training.

Good on Arriva for acting so quickly to resolve a tricky problem.