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Stagecoach helps to connect families over the festive season

Written by on 14th December 2020

· Passengers advised to plan ahead as some services may be busier than normal

· Bus services for Christmas agreed with local authorities

· Strict Covid-19 secure protocols in place to allow customers to travel safely

Stagecoach in South Wales bus services will continue running over the festive season to help people safely travel to spend time with their families and friends.

Stagecoach has been working with local authorities around the level of local bus services required for travel over Christmas. Passengers are advised to plan ahead as some routes may be busier than normal, particularly with reduced capacity on train services and engineering work impacting some rail routes. Christmas timetables are now available at stagecoachbus.com.

DECEMBER 2020

Thursday 24 Dec (Christmas Eve)

Thursday ‘school holiday’ bus times for all services with an early finish (approximately 20:00)

Friday 25 Dec (Christmas Day) and Saturday 26 Dec (Boxing Day)

There will be no bus service. Check Traveline Cymru for alternative journeys.

Sunday 27 Dec and Monday 28 Dec

Sunday bus times for Aberdare, Blackwood, Caerphilly, Merthyr, Rhondda, Torfaen

Service X43 Brecon – Abergavenny and Porth Services 124,131,404 will not operate

Service T4 is operating from Cardiff –Brecon only

Tuesday 29 Dec and Wednesday 30 Dec

Saturday bus times for all services

Thursday 31 Dec (New Years Eve)

Saturday bus times for all services with an early finish (approximately 20:00)

JANUARY 2021

Friday 1 Jan (New Year’s Day)

There will be no bus service. Check Traveline Cymru for alternative journeys.

Saturday 2 Jan

Saturday bus times for all services

Sunday 3 Jan

Sunday bus times for all services

Monday 4 Jan

Normal services will resume

Nigel Winter, Managing Director for Stagecoach in South Wales, said: “We’re really pleased with the news that families will be able to get together over Christmas. Our bus services will play an important role in keeping people connected with their families and friends and making the most of Christmas shopping opportunities.

“We have worked closely with the Welsh Government and local authorities around the level of services needed to support the country during the Christmas period. We are reminding people to plan ahead and check before travel. Full details of our Christmas timetables are available at stagecoachbus.com.

“I would like to thank in advance all my colleagues who will be working to keep people connected over Christmas, and reassure customers that we have strict Covid-19 secure protocols in place to allow them to travel safely and with confidence.”

Advice for customers

· Plan ahead wherever possible to try and avoid busy times and routes. You can use our busy bus feature to check your journey on the Stagecoach app

· Use contactless payment or exact fare to pay for your journey. Mobile tickets are available in advance on the Stagecoach app

· Come with a face covering to wear throughout your journey and bring your hand sanitiser

· If you feel unwell or have any Coronavirus symptoms, please do not use public transport

For full details, click the link below

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-wales/christmas-and-new-year-bus-times