Posted: Thu 19th Jan 2023

Petition launched in bid to save bus service between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

North Wales news and information
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2023

A petition has launched calling for financial support to be made available to save a bus service running between two North Wales communities.

Llew Jones has given notice to terminate the T19 service which they currently operate between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The operator said a huge reduction in passengers since the Covid-19 pandemic had made the service financially unviable. If no solution is found, the service will stop on 11 February 2023.

The Welsh Government, Conwy County Borough Council, and Gwynedd Council are now being urged to work together to offer a package of financial support to save the service.

It follows a petition being launched by Aberconwy MS Janet Finch-Saunders.

The Conservative politician said: “To help ascertain the level of public support for the bus service, I have launched a petition on my website, which I encourage as many as possible to sign.

“Whilst I will be reaching out to Llew Jones, they have already made clear that the service is simply not commercially viable in its current form.

“If the Welsh Government, Conwy and Gwynedd cabinets are truly committed to supporting rural communities and improving our public transport system I expect them to cooperate so to be able to offer a package of financial support to help Llew Jones.

“No action will have a detrimental impact on the environment, community connectivity, the local economy, and the poorest and most vulnerable in society.”

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