There’s sad news today as local bus company D Jones & Son has announced they will cease trading from today.

In a recent statement Councillor David A Bithell, the Council’s Lead Member for Transport said: “In the last 24 hours Wrexham County Borough Council has received notification that the local bus operator D Jones & Son of Acrefair, Wrexham will cease trading with effect from Sunday 17th December 2017.

“This news has come without any prior warning, and the Council’s immediate priority is to ensure that statutory contracted education transport is provided. Despite the late notice, the Council has been able to secure alternative transport arrangements for entitled students for next week.

“Disruption to local bus services formally operated by D Jones & Son is inevitable. The Council has enacted its contingency plan with a view to securing as many replacement bus services as soon as we possibly can. They have been working over the weekend and will continue to work hard to secure new operators for those lost through the closure of D Jones and Sons.”

A list of school contracts previously provided by D Jones & Son is listed below along with the new operator.

Ysgol Morgan Llwyd

St Josephs/ St Marys
567F Brymbo area – UNICORN TRAVEL
567H Gresford area – E JONES & SON Uupdated 16.56 Saturday 16 December
567Q Coedpoeth area G EDWARDS and SON

Garth CP
195B Trevor area – E JONES and SON
Bro Alun, Plas Coch, Bodhyfryd
440X Llay / Marford area PATS COACHES
440Y Tanyfron area PATS COACHES

A list of those local bus services previously provided by D Jones & Son is listed below.

Service 5, Wrexham – Llangollen
Service 6, Wrexham – Ruabon (Pont Adam)
Service 9, Wrexham – Minera
Service 10, Wrexham – Gwynfryn/Bwlchgwyn
Service 13B, Wrexham – Wrexham Industrial Estate
Service 35, Wrexham – Plas Goulbourne
Service 41/42, Wrexham – Wrexham Industrial Estate
Service 41B/42B, Wrexham – Wrexham Industrial Estate
Service 44, Wrexham – Barkers Lane
Service J50, Wrexham – Acrefair
Service C56, Wrexham – Chester.
Service 146, Wrexham – Whitchurch.

Various routes around Wrexham could be affected including industrial estate and prison routes.

We will bring you more information as soon as it is available.