Wrexham Town Centre images, May 2016

Members of the public have raised concerns over routes lost in the wake of the closure of D Jones & Son, which took place over the weekend.

Officers at Wrexham Council worked hard to secure temporary provision – and after further discussion with providers, we are pleased to announce that speedy progress has been made in securing replacement routes.

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The secured services, and their new providers, are:

  • • 35 – Plas Goulbourne – Arriva
  • • 41 – Wrexham Industrial Estare – Arriva
  • • C56 – Chester (via Holt) – Stagecoach
  • • 146 – Whitchurch – Pat’s Coaches

Although the new services will require the approval of the office of the Traffic Commissioner, Wrexham Council is confident these new services can be back on the road as soon as possible.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “I’m pleased that officers have been able to secure these routes working with with operators as a lot of concern was raised when D Jones & Son ceased trading. These routes should now hopefully relaunch very soon.

“While approval of the office of the Traffic Commissioner is required, the commissioner has noted that the new secured services will be dealt with as a matter of urgency, which we are supporting.

“We know that there are other routes yet to be secured, but officers will continue to work hard to try and restore them as soon as possible.”

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