24 Jan 2013
Passengers can now enjoy a more frequent and reliable service between Caerphilly and the Rhondda Fawr from 28th January as Stagecoach in South Wales enhances it 120/130 service.
Service 120/130 operates between Blaencwm/Blaenrhondda, Treorchy, Tonypandy, Porth, Pontypridd, Treforest, Nantgarw and Caerphilly. Due to customer demand the service will increase in frequency on Mondays to Saturdays. The increase in frequency will now see certain sections of the route operating up to ten minutes, offering all of those who use the service for work or leisure even greater flexibility and the confidence to just turn up and go. As part of the improvement, Stagecoach in South Wales have invested over £2.5 million in twenty four brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 buses. Of the twenty four buses, ten are already in service with the remaining fourteen expected in April.
Buses on this route will no longer serve Trehafod (Heritage Park); customers wishing to travel to Trehafod should catch the 132 Maerdy to Cardiff service. There are no changes to the 120/130 evening frequencies and the service runs up to every hour during the daytime on Sundays and bank holidays.
John Gould, Managing Director of Stagecoach in South Wales, added: “Here at Stagecoach we celebrate being green and what better way to start 2013 than introducing a more frequent bus service between the Rhondda Fawr, Porth, Pontypridd and Caerphilly. Our aim is to encourage more people in South Wales to leave their cars at home and we hope people will take advantage of this improvement.
Our last major service enhancement at our Porth Depot was for routes 122 (Tonypandy to Cardiff) and 132 (Maerdy to Cardiff) in April 2007, and since then patronage on those services has increased by nearly 20% and nearly 40% respectively. We are confident that the enhancement to the 120/130 services will prove as attractive to our customers”
We are also delighted to confirm that as part of this enhancement Stagecoach in South Wales are introducing a new, money saving megarider ticket for the Rhondda Valley from 27 January 2013. Priced at £18 for seven days it can be bought from your driver and offers passengers great value bus travel. Longer term Rhondda megarider tickets are available at www.buymymegarider.com.
We hope the customers will find the service more convenient and look forward to welcoming them on board.
For more information, please visit: www.stagecoachbus.com/southwales.