Private operators, such as AP Travel, Edwards Coaches, First Call Travel, First Cymru, Glamorgan Bus, Humphreys Coaches, Stagecoach in South Wales, St David’s Travel and Thomas of Rhondda operate most of the bus services within Rhondda Cynon Taf on a fully commercial basis. The Council subsidises approximately 7% of bus routes, providing for services which might otherwise not run, e.g. evening and Sunday services.
Rail services in Rhondda Cynon Taf are operated by Arriva Trains Wales, following their award in December 2003 of a new, 15-year integrated rail franchise to provide interurban, rural and commuter passenger rail services throughout Wales and the border counties.
Timetable books area available from any staffed station. Alternatively you can call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit the National Rail Enquiries website.
Please remember that timetables can change at short notice. It is advisable to check before travelling.
Traveline Cymru is the public transport information service for Wales. It provides times and route information about all bus, coach, rail, ferry and air services in Wales. Calls can be made in English or Welsh to 0871 200 22 33 between 7.00am and 10.00pm every day. Friendly experienced staff can pinpoint any location and bus stop in Wales and provide information about public transport journeys and connections. Details about most bus fares in Wales can also be provided.
An Internet based enquiry service is available at www.traveline-cymru.info. You can view timetables, plan your journey, identify your local bus stop’s code and look at travel alerts. Every bus stop in Rhondda Cynon Taf has a unique 7 letter code which is displayed at the stop or can be obtained by ringing the call centre or visiting the website. Simply text the code to 84268 to receive the next four departures.
Traveline is a national initiative and for information about travel outside Wales callers are referred to other Traveline call centres.
Integrated Transport Unit
Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC
Telephone: 01443 425001