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Strike action Blackwood Brynmawr and Cwmbran

We're very sorry to say that, due to strike action from members of the Unite union, there will be service disruptions to most services across Blackwood, Brynmawr, Pontypool and Cwmbran areas from Tuesday 19th October

Services across Aberdare, Caerphilly town (except Service 26), Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf are not affected. 


Blackwood areas


  • Services disrupted: 1A, 5, 9, 12, 14, 21, 26, 52, 56, 151, R1, R2, X15
  • Schools/college services disrupted: 91, 95, 96, 98, X15, 151
  • The evening journeys on Service 50 will not run from Newport at 1905, 2005 and 2105. Evening journeys from Bargoed will not run at 2016, 2116 and 2216.
  • Daytime journeys on Service 56 will not run but the evening journeys will continue to run at 1900, 1930, 2030 from Newport and 2045 and 2145 from Tredegar.
  • Service 151 will be running a limited timetable, this is subject to change on strike days. See the timetable here: Service 151 timetable

 Abergavenny, Blaenavon, Cwmbran, Hereford and Pontypool areas

  • Services disrupted: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 46, 47, 83, X3, X24
  • Schools/college services disrupted: 2, 82, 97, 15, 23, 810, 815, X3
  • We will be running the following school services 801, 802, 803, 807, STA1, STA2, 820
  • Service X24 will be running a limited timetable, this is subject to change on strike days. See the timetable here: Service X24 timetable
  • On Saturday 23rd October only limited timetables will run on Services 1,2,5,6 & 7 Cwmbran town services. Timetables below:

Service 1 timetable

Service 2 timetable 

Service 5 timetable

Service 6 timetable 

Service 7 timetable


Abertillery, Brynmawr and Ebbw Vale areas

  • Services disrupted: 1A, 3, 52, 56, E3, X4, X15, fflecsi Blaenau Gwent 
  • Service X4 will run between Abergavenny and Cardiff but will not serve Bailey Street or Brynmawr bus station and will divert via the A4047 in both directions. The last stop will be at Bryn Farm Estate. Journeys between Brynmawr and Merthyr Tydfil will not run. See the timetable here: Service X4 timetable
  • Schools/college services disrupted: X4


Please make alternative plans for travel during the period of strike action by Unite the union. Please visit Traveline.Cymru and use their journey planner for alternative routes

Strike dates

22nd & 23rd October
25th October
29th October & 30th October
1st November until 6th November
8th November, 9th November & 12th November

There is no strike action on Sunday 24th October. From Tuesday 26th October there is no strike action planned, all services will resume normal timetables. See full timetables here 

South Wales timetables 



You'll be unable to buy dayrider or megarider tickets on the buses affected during strike days. Only single tickets will be issued by our drivers.

Most of our services in the areas mentioned above will be affected by the strike action therefore, we encourage customers to buy single tickets on the day from the driver rather than buying in advance on our website or app. 

If you have already bought a ticket on our website or app in advance in any of the areas mentioned above, these can still be used if the service is running.

If you have any questions about tickets, please contact us

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View the letter from our Managing Director to customers below

Union disruption to Stagecoach bus services 


We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please follow us on Twitter @StagecoachWales for the latest updates.