Local Coach Company Keeps Rural Route Alive.

Llew Jones Coaches of LLanrwst have taken over the Number 19 and X19 bus routes from Arriva. A move which will maintain an important connection for many people living in rural areas of the Conwy valley.

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I travelled on the 19 today and you really get a sense of how difficult it would be for many disabled and elderly people to get to places, like Llandudno and local hospitals, without a reliable bus service.

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Apart from that, it is a wonderful route and highly enjoyable journey through some of the more beautiful parts of the North Wales. Traveling down the picturesque Conwy valley, through stunning Betwys-y-Coed and up to Cwm Penmachno.

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Well done LLew Jones on keeping such an important link running.

Contact information:

Tel: 01492 640320

Station Yard
Station Rd
Llanrwst
Gwynedd
LL26 0EH

info@llewjonesinternational.co.uk

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Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza and Transport Festival.

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza

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Every May Day Bank Holiday weekend, Llandudno plays host to a Victorian Extravaganza featuring a Victorian street fair, old time fair rides, fun stalls, steam engines, people dressed in Victorian costume, street parades at 12 midday each day and street entertainment the whole family will enjoy.

Opening Times

Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza(30 Apr 2016 – 2 May 2016)

Day Times
Monday Start – 10:00 Finish – 17:00
Saturday Start – 10:00 Finish – 17:00
Sunday Start – 10:00 Finish – 17:00

Llandudno Transport Festival 2016

The Llandudno Transport Festival is held on the sea-front showground, on Bodafon Fields,  in one of the most picturesque bays of the UK. Llandudno is Wales’ largest resort and famed for its Victorian style and Edwardian elegance.

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The Transport Festival is the largest in Wales and one of the U.K.’s best-loved events. It is held in conjuction with the Victorian Extravaganza. Costume, vintage fairground and a host of attractions combine in a unique annual celebration of transport and entertainment heritage within the town. The two events are linked by a free shuttle-bus service.

Don’t forget that the Arriva buses will be going from the coach park on Mostyn Broadway for the duration of the Extravaganza.

If you are travelling by bus, please be patient with the drivers, they will be doing their best in difficult circumstances. Also, don’t forget to keep hold of your ticket, it’s likely that the inspector will be popping on and off buses throughout the weekend.

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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.

Bws Bro to Corwen

I travelled on a Bus supplied by Community Transport today.

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It was between Llandudno and Corwen.

I must say that the experience was wholly positive and I must recommend this service to anyone wanting to travel to Corwen especially early morning.

The driver was extremely friendly and courteous. as soon as he saw a wheelchair waiting he got the ramp down and assisted me in to place. He then fastened my chair in place with clamps, which made me feel very secure. 

 

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My thanks to Glyn for setting it up and to the driver for being so friendly.

I look forward to traveling on this bus again.

Conway Community Transport

Roundhouse Yard,

Ferry Farm Road,

Conway

LL31 9SG

01492 580858 ‎

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 
words by Hywel Trewyn
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.