Under threat bus routes in Cardiff have been saved


The six bus routes that were under threat and due to end on March 31sthave been saved thanks to new investment by Cardiff Council.

Through a new tender exercise, Cardiff Bus has won four of the routes, with Stagecoach winning the remaining two routes.

Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning said: "I am pleased to report that following the news that these services were going to be cut by the operator, the Council has been working hard to ensure that services are saved and in time for the end of March.

"The Council has ensured that these services can continue through a significant investment approved by the Cabinet.

"Whilst we have been able to secure these services for a further two years, we may not be in a position to do so if more routes are threatened. That is why we welcome the Welsh Government's proposals and call on them to bring forward legislation urgently so we have suitable regulations to improve services and the long term viability.

"I would also urge Cardiff residents to try to use the bus services over a private car, wherever they are able to do so."

Although the tender process has just ended, the council is very keen to get the message out to residents and customers that the Cardiff services will not be axed. We will continue to work with the companies that have won the contracts to ensure that this information can be cascaded down to their customers to ensure a continuity of service.