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Supported bus consultation 2019 to 2020

We support some regional and local bus services by subsidising routes that are not commercially viable, along with the Welsh Government. These services operate on routes so residents who live along them can access employment, education, health care and social activities.

In 2018/19 a public consultation took place where residents were asked their views about subsidised buses and the removal of some services. The outcome was that we would continue to fully subsidise three popular local bus routes for a further 12 months. However funding for two fully subsidised routes, and four partly funded routes, was withdrawn.

This consultation follows a cabinet decision on the report submitted on 18 September 2018. This report proposed removing the remainder of bus subsidy for the financial year 2019/20. This is part of the proposed savings within the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) for 2019-20 to 2022-23.

As a result of the cabinet decision, the bus services shown in the table below could be affected by this proposal:

Subsidised bus services affected by this consultation.
Service number Operator Route Full or part funded
67 First Cymru Bridgend to Aberkenfig via Pen-y-Fai (Monday to Saturday) Part funded
37 Easyway Maesteg Parc Estate (daytime, Monday to Saturday) Fully funded
73 First Cymru Bridgend to Blaengarw, (evenings, Monday to Saturday) Part funded
76 First Cymru Bridgend to Bettws, Vale View Diversion (Monday to Saturday) Part funded
51 Easyway Bridgend to Oaklands Road, Bridgend, by Park Street (daytime, Monday to Saturday) Fully funded
803 Easyway Danygraig to Porthcawl (Monday to Saturday) Fully funded
61 Peyton Travel Nottage to Porthcawl circular (Monday to Saturday) Fully funded
16 Easyway Bridgend to Blaengarw via Heol-y-Myndd and Braich-y-cymmer (daytime Monday to Saturday) Fully funded
Consultation timetable
Activity Date
Consultation period where we welcome your views on the proposal. 17 December 2018 to 10 March 2019
Consultation report to Cabinet on the outcomes of the consultation. 16 April 2019
Consultation report published on our website’s consultation page 24 April 2019

How to respond

You can make your views known by completing either:

Alternative formats are also available upon request.

Contact

Consultation and Engagement Team

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 643664
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

Don’t forget you can still have your say on improving council services by joining the Citizen’s Panel.

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