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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

County consults on future of bus services

Denbighshire County Council is asking for passenger and community views on the bus services it supports financially. 
The council says it is likely that further financial pressures in 2016/17 could potentially lead to further savings being needed through some bus services in the county.
However, it stresses this is a consultation and no decisions have been made.

A series of drop-in sessions are being arranged at three locations on November 13 where a member of Denbighshire’s Public Transport team and a member of Bus Users Cymru staff will be on hand to answer questions.

The sessions will take place at the following locations:
·       9.30am-11am  Corwen Library
·       12pm-1.30pm County Hall Reception, Ruthin
·       2.30pm-4.30pm  Denbigh Library
Passengers and communities are asked to comment on the options by visiting   

Those passengers wishing to find out more may also contact the service by e-mail: or by phoning 01824 706964.

The closing date for the consultation is December 11.

Suggestions for services involving Llangollen are:

72 Betws GG-Ruthin
73 Ruthin Town Service
77 Llanelidan-Ruthin
91 Melin y Wig-Llangollen
95 Melin y Wig-Wrexham
98 Llangollen –Llantysilio/Pentredwr

Revisions by reducing the number of vehicles on these services from two to one.

Option 1

Offering a service six days a week by reducing the number of departures to Ruthin
on service 72 and operating a connecting service from Melin y Wig to Corwen for
Llangollen and Wrexham.

Ruthin Town Service reduced to two return journeys.

Ruthin-Llanelidan sees minor changes.

Services between Llangollen & Llantysilio/Pentredwr replaced by taxi on two days a

Bryneglwys-Wrexham service replaced by taxi to Llandegla for X50 on two days a

Option 2

Offering a direct service, as now, from Melin y Wig to Llangollen and Wrexham and
from Betws GG to Ruthin but only on certain days of the week.

Ruthin town service withdrawn on all but two days a week.

Option 3

As option 2 but withdrawing the twice a week journey at 1715 from Ruthin Leisure
Centre (1720 from Market Street).


  1. What about the Llangollen to Wrexham service?
    This desperately needs looking at as the residents of Llangollen, Trevor and Acrefair rely on this service, with its reliability especially in the morning only being around 75%. This is totally unacceptable as it puts people's jobs at risk because their employee is constantly late for work, and secondly, as an employer would you think twice employing someone from Llangollen as they would be late regularly. This in turn automatically discriminates against the residents in this area!

  2. Llangollen to wrexham service is not subsidised