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COVID travel update some service changes across South Wales

11 Jan 2021


  • Measures reflect reduced travel and keeping key workers communities connected
  • Temporary reduction to some services from 17 January
  • Changes follow government advice on non-essential travel
  • Safety and well-being of customers and bus employees remains top priority
  • Full details of the revised timetables available online at


Temporary changes to some bus services in South Wales are being introduced by Stagecoach from Sunday 17 January following government advice on non-essential travel to help combat the coronavirus.Some timetables will be temporarily reduced across Caerphilly, Merthyr, Rhondda, and Torfaen until further notice. Details as follows



Service A Caerphilly - Graig-Y-Rhacca

Service B Caerphilly - Senghenydd

Service C Caerphilly - Penyrheol

Service D Caerphilly - Penyrheol


Merthyr Tydfil          

Service 23 Merthyr - Twyncarmel

Service 35 Merthyr – Pant



Service 122 Tonypandy - Cardiff



Service 1  Cwmbran - Thornhill

Service 2 Cwmbran - Croesyceiliog

Service 5 Cwmbran - Fairwater

Service 7 Cwmbran - Hollybush


Services have been focused on routes where there is likely to be passenger demand during the lockdown period but will be flexible as passenger demand becomes clearer.

Nigel Winter, Managing Director for Stagecoach in South Wales said: “Along with other bus operators and key sectors, we are working hard to support the national effort to tackle the current challenging situation.The safety of our customers and our employees is at the heart of everything we do. We know that our bus services play a vital role in keeping the country running and ensuring key sector personnel get to work. Following the latest government advice, we have reviewed our timetables and made some temporary changes which reflect the reduced level of travel. We have worked with local councils and the Welsh Government to determine any changes needed to service levels based on local circumstances.For those passengers needing to make essential journeys, bus services remain safe with enhanced cleaning taking place, reduced capacity for social distancing and passengers required to wear three layer face coverings unless exempt."


Customers can stay up to date with all the latest news from Stagecoach on Twitter @StagecoachWales or by signing up to their email mailing list. Full details and the revised timetables are available at

For more information please see