There are a number of bus service changes in the Aberdare area from September 1, 2019. Unless stated otherwise, these changes are being made by Stagecoach.
Service 1 Aberdare to Abernant - An additional journey has been added on Mondays to Saturdays at 08.15 from Abernant Terminus in response to customer requests. All journeys have been retimed to give better slightly better connections at Aberdare for Ysbyty Cwm Cynon.
Service 2 Aberdare to Ty Fry – The hourly service on Mondays to Saturdays will be re-timed to improve connections with other routes. The 19.43 return journey from Aberdare will be withdrawn because of its low usage.
Service 6 Aberdare to Merthyr Tydfil via Llwydcoed – There are extra early morning and evening journeys on Mondays to Saturdays at 07.05 and 18.10 from Aberdare and 07.45 and 18.50 from Merthyr Tydfil. Due to the increased popularity of the service, larger vehicles will be used on the route but Tre Ifor Estate will no longer be served. Residents should catch the bus on Merthyr Road.
Service 7 Glynhafod to Penderyn via Aberdare and Hirwaun - All journeys have been retimed to improve connections on the service with other routes.
Service 8 Glynhafod to Glynneath via Aberdare, Hirwaun and Rhigos - All journeys have been retimed to improve connections, particularly with First Bus service X7 in Glynneath for onward travel to Swansea and the Vale of Neath Health Centre.
Service 9 Glynhafod to Merthyr Tydfil via Aberdare and Hirwaun - All journeys have been retimed to improve connections on the service with other routes. In the evenings on Mondays to Saturdays, two return journeys will be extended beyond Hirwaun to Merthyr Tydfil.
Services 11A/11C Aberdare to Cwmdare - All journeys have been retimed to improve connections on the service with other routes. The extensions to Bwllfa Dare Terminus on Mondays to Saturdays and all Sunday services will be withdrawn because of low usage.
Services 13A and 13C Aberdare to Cwmbach – These services will be combined to become service 13. All journeys will serve ASDA and operate around Cwmbach in an anti-clockwise direction. Pant Farm Estate will only be served by service 113. Sunday services will be withdrawn due to low usage.
Services 60/60A Aberdare to Pontypridd - Minor timetable adjustments to improve reliability and connections with other routes.
Service 95A Aberdare to Perthcelyn via Ysbyty Cwm Cynon and Mountain Ash - Minor timetable adjustments to improve reliability and connections with other routes.
Service 113 Aberdare to Cwmbach (Street Bus) - Minor timetable adjustments to improve reliability and connections with other routes. The service will continue to run half hourly on Mondays to Saturdays and will additionally serve Pant Farm Estate.
Service 172 Aberdare to Porthcawl - Minor timetable adjustments to improve reliability and connections with other routes. Garden City (Tonyrefail) will no longer be served due to ongoing issues with parked cars. Service 152 will be amended to provide a connection from Garden City to Tonyrefail and Tonypandy.
Aberdare Bus Station - There will be a change to the stands as follows :-
- Stand 1 Services 60/60A to Mountain Ash and Pontypridd
- Stand 2 Service 95A to Ysbyty Cwm Cynon, Mountain Ash and Perthcelyn
- Stand 3 VACANT
- Stand 4 Services 7, 8 and 9 to Hirwaun , Penderyn, Rhigos, Glynneath and Merthyr Tydfil
- Stand 5 Services 7, 8 and 9 to Glynhafod
- Stand 6 Service 6 to Llwydcoed and Merthyr Tydfil
- Stand 7 Services 1 , 2, 11A and 11C to Abernant, Ty Fry and Cwmdare
- Stand 8 Services 13 and 113 to Cwmbach
- Stand 9 Services 89, 600 to Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd (NAT Group)
- Stand 10 Services 91 to Abercwmboi and Penywaun (Globe Coaches)
- Stand 11 VACANT
- Stand 12 Service 172 to Maerdy, Ferndale, Tonypandy, Tonyrefail, Bridgend and Porthcawl
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