Service Changes May 2018


Service Changes in Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire areas from 13th May 2018 


We have listened to your comments and as a result we are changing the following services from 13th May 2018 to improve the reliability of journeys and better serve our passengers. 

The following services will change:

Services 1A, 2, 9,10,12,15,16,17,23,52,61,66,68,80B,80D,82,810,812,E3,E4,X3,X4,X15,X24

The following services will be withdrawn:

Services 94,80E, X22 - Details of replacement journeys are below 


1A Abertillery-Cwmtillery

  • Retimed to improve reliability

1A service timetable


2 Cwmbran – Croesyceiliog – Cwmbran

  • The 0810 (schooldays only) from Cwmbran bus station to Croesyceiliog School journey will depart ten minutes later, at 0820.


Service 2 Timetable


9 Pontypool- Tranch- Pontypool

  • Retimed to improve reliability


Service 9 timetable

10 Garndiffaith- Pontypool

  • Retimed to improve reliability


Service 10 timetable


12 Pontypool- Blaendare-Pontypool

  • Retimed to improve reliability 


Service 12 timetable


15 Trevethin – Pontypool – Cwmbran – Newport

  • There will be an additional journey at 1527 on schooldays only from Cwmbran Bus Station to Llantarnam Greenhouse (not via Oakfield).


Service 15 timetable


16 Pantygasseg- Pontypool

  • Retimed to improve reliability. 


Service 16 timetable


17 Pontypool-Wainfelin-Pontypool

  • Retimed to improve reliability


Service 17 timetable


23 Cwmbran – New Inn – Pontypool – Varteg Hill

  • The 1610 Pontypool to Varteg Hill will now operate Monday – Saturday


Service 23 timetable


52 Blackwood- Abertillery

  • Retimed to improve reliability


52 timetable


61 Abergavenny – Usk College & Pontypool College to Brynmawr

  • This service is replaced by a contracted bus service by Coleg Gwent for students, operated by Stagecoach as route 61. 


Service 61 timetable 


66 Blaenavon – Usk College

  • Service 66 will no longer operate from Blaenavon to Pontypool. Passengers travelling from Blaenavon to Pontypool can use Service X24 and change on to Service 66. Service 66 departs from Pontypool Town Hall at 0835 arriving Usk College at 0852.
  • The 1608 afternoon service will no longer operate from Usk College to Blaenavon. Passengers can use Service 63 to Pontypool and connect on to Service X24 to Blaenavon.


Service 66 timetable


68 Cwmbran – Usk College

  • The 0835 Cwmbran to Usk College journey will depart three minutes earlier, at 0832.
  • The 1608 afternoon service will no longer operate from Usk College to Cwmbran. Passengers can use Service 63 to Cwmbran.


Service 68 timetable


80B Pontypool Town Hall – Two Locks Nursery School

  • The 1520 (schooldays only) from Pontypool Town Hall to Two Locks Nursery School will depart 2 minutes later at 1522 and throughout.


Service 80B timetable


80D Two Locks Nursery School – Pontypool Town hall – Pontypool College

  • Service 80D will no longer operate between Pontypool Town Hall and Pontypool College. This will be replaced by a new Service 812, please see details below.


Service 80D timetable


80E Pontypool College – Greenmeadow

  • Service 80E will no longer operate. For replacement journeys to Pontypool please use Service 12, for full details click below 


Replacement connections


82 Pontypool – Hafodyrynys – Crosskeys Coleg Gwent

  • Service 82 will no longer operate at 0831, there will be one journey departing at 0829


Service 82 timetable


94 Abergavenny – Brynmawr - Ebbw Vale

  • The 0740 Brynmawr to Abergavenny will no longer operate.
  • Service 94 from Abergavenny to Ebbw Vale will now operate as Service X4 at 0745 (College days only) See X4 timetable below


 Service X4 timetable


810 Llantarnam – Cwmbran High School

  • The 1500 Cwmbran High school to Llantarnam Greenhouse will no longer operate.This will be replaced by Service 6 which departs Cwmbran High School at 1511. Passengers wishing to travel to Llantarnam should remain on the bus at Cwmbran. 


Service 810 timetable


812 Pontypool Town Hall – Pontypool College

  • A new service will operate at 0845 from Pontypool Town Hall to Pontypool College via A472 and Upper Race. This is a replacement for 80D between Pontypool and Pontypool College


Service 812 timetable


E3 Brynmawr- Abertillery - Ebbw Vale

  • Retimed to improve reliability. Passengers travelling to Ebbw Vale from Ty Llwyn can use Service E3, which has been re-routed.


    Service E3 timetable


    E4 Ebbw Vale- Garn Lydan

    • Retimed to improve reliability


    E4 timetable


    X3 Cardiff – Cwmbran – Pontypool – Abergavenny – Hereford

    • Retimed to improve reliability. The 1350 departing from Cardiff will no longer operate from Pontypool to Abergavenny (schooldays only). On Saturday and School Holidays this service will serve Abergavenny. X3 will no longer operate on Sundays and Bank holidays


    X3 timetable


    X4 Abergavenny – Brynmawr – Ebbw Vale – Merthyr Tydfil – Cardiff

    • times fully revised between Brynmawr and Abergavenny with passengers from the Cardiff direction needing to change to service 3 at Brynmawr in some instances


    X4 timetable


    X15 Newport – Abertillery – Brynmaw

    • Retimed to improve reliability


    X15 timetable

    X22 Cwmbran – Pontypool – Abertillery – Ebbw Vale

    • The last day of operation for this service is Saturday, 12th May 2018 . There may be options for travel to Cwmbran and Ponytpool using services E3 and 52 changing at Newbridge, dependant upon the time of day of travel. We regret the decision to withdraw the service completely. This is a decision we have put off for some time but are no longer in a position to sustain bus services that operate at a financial loss. The volume of X22 custom between Ebbw Vale and Cwmbran was very small. We continue to be in contact with Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen Councils in order to determine if there is a means of securing funding for a limited service rather than complete withdrawal.


    X24 Blaenavon-Newport

    • Retimed to improve reliability


    X24 timetable