Wrexham Town Centre images, May 2016

Following the demise of D Jones and Son, we’ve been working extremely hard to put in place replacement services for those communities affected.

Whilst many services have been secured, there remain a number of areas where which remain affected.

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But we’re pleased to announce that in the forthcoming weeks, a number of alternative replacement services are to be provided.

New Town Centre link services

For those residents affected by the loss of Service 42 and 44, a variation to the existing Town Link 1 and Town Link 2 service, operated by Valentines Coaches, will cover those areas previously served by D Jones and Son.

Subject to the necessary authorisation from the Traffic Commissioner for Wales, this service will begin operation on February 19.

X-5 to serve Ruabon

In addition, we’re also pleased to announce that through negotiation with Denbighshire County Council, those residents affected by the cessation of the number 6 Wrexham – Ruabon service will, from March 12, benefit from an alteration to the X5 Corwen-Llangollen-Wrexham service operated by Coastline Taxis.

The X5 will be diverted to areas in Ruabon, including Pont Adam and the estates situated of New Hall Road.

No 5. service will cover Rhostyllen

Finally, we’ve been made aware that as from March 11, the 5 service between Wrexham and Llangollen, operated commercially by Arriva Buses Wales, will make a number of changes – including reverting back to the original route serving Rhostyllen, along with an increase in the number of evening services.

Residents are advised to check the timetables for each of the renewed services, as they will not be like-for-like timetables.

“Extremely pleased with work to secure replacement services”

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “As a Council, we fully acknowledge the important role the bus network plays in affording our residents access to employment, education and essential services.

“For many people, particularly the more vulnerable, the bus is the only form of transport available and acts as an important lifeline.

“The demise of D Jones & Son Ltd has been a very difficult and challenging time for many people and I am extremely pleased with the work that has been done to secure replacement and alternative services to those communities impacted.

“Revised timetables for the service changes above will be published shortly and made available via the Council’s website.

“These will not be like for like timetables previously operated, but will provide a service to these areas.”

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