As a result of the closure of A4233 Maerdy Mountain Road this summer (July 26 to September 1), temporary bus arrangements have been put in place.
The Stagecoach 172 service (Aberdare to Bridgend/Porthcawl) will be unable to serve its normal route on Mondays to Fridays. The Council has arranged for a shuttle bus service to operate for the duration of the closure, to maintain access to public transport for all residents.
Additional resources will be allocated to the 172 service, so it operates from Aberdare Bus Station non-stop in both directions to Tonypandy Bus Station, via Pontypridd. It will meet the shuttle bus in Tonypandy, which will operate to and from Maerdy.
All journeys from Aberdare will start earlier and journey times will be increased – but ticketing arrangements are in place to ensure customers pay the normal fares. Please call Traveline Cymru (0800 464 000) for timetable information.
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