There are a number of bus service changes in the Rhondda and Talbot Green areas from 1st September 2019. Unless stated otherwise, these changes are being made by Stagecoach.
Service 65 Talbot Green - Bridgend (operated by First Cymru) - Timetable changes to improve reliability.
Service 120 Blaencwm / Blaenrhondda – Caerphilly via Porth and Pontypridd - Some journeys have been retimed to improve reliability. On Sundays, connectivity with service 132 (Maerdy to Cardiff) and 122 (Tonypandy to Cardiff) has been improved.
Services 122 and X122 Tonypandy – Cardiff via Talbot Green - Introduction of a new faster X122 service on Mondays to Fridays, leaving Tonypandy Bus Station at 06.40 and 06.55 and Cardiff at 17.20. The X122 will not serve Trebanog, Tonyrefail, Coedely or Pontyclun. On Sundays, service 122 is extended to Cardiff Bay.
Service 130 Blaencwm / Blaenrhondda – Porth (and Pontypridd) - Some journeys have been retimed to improve reliability. On Saturdays, the service is extended beyond Porth to Pontypridd. On Sundays, connectivity with service 132 (Maerdy to Cardiff) and 122 (Tonypandy to Cardiff) has been improved.
Services 132 and X32 Maerdy – Cardiff via Porth and Pontypridd - Timetable changes to improve reliability, with an earlier arrival in Cardiff on Sundays. Introduction of additional journey on service X32 from Maerdy at 06.58 on Mondays to Fridays.
Service 137 Porth – Coronation Terrace - The 11.05 and 13.05 return journeys from Porth on Mondays to Saturdays will be withdrawn because of low usage.
Service 152 Tonypandy – Hendreforgan. New timetable and route amendment on Mondays to Saturdays, with all buses will extended to serve Oak Street, Garden City. Journeys depart at 07.43 from Cae Glas, Penrhiwfer and from Tonypandy at 09.30, 11.15, 13.15, 14.45 and 16.15. Journeys at 07.43, 09.30 and 14.45 do not serve Capel Estate or Tonyrefail Mill Street. Journeys from Oak Street depart at 07.55, 08.58, 11.58, 13.58 15.13 and 16.58. Journeys at 08.58, 15.13 and 16.58 will not serve Mill Street or Capel Estate.
Service 153 Tonypandy – Gilfach Goch via Penrhiwfer - The departure times from Gilfach Goch have been re-timed to improve connectivity.
Service 170 Clydach Vale – Blaenllechau via Tonypandy - Additional Journey from Clydach Vale to Tonypandy on Mondays to Saturdays at 18.40.
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.
Service 173 Clydach Vale – Porth via Tonypandy and Dinas (Stagecoach journeys) - Minor timetable adjustments to improve connections with other routes. There is no change to the hourly journeys operated by Thomas of Rhondda.
Service 175 Porth – Clydach Vale via Tonypandy and Trealaw (Stagecoach journeys) - Withdrawal of Monday to Saturday daytime journeys at 10.40 and 12.40 from Tonypandy and at 11.15 and 13.15 from Porth. There is no change to the hourly journeys operated by Thomas of Rhondda.