Buses farce

I CANNOT believe on the Welsh news tonight that the Welsh Assembly is investing in buses. WHERE? It is certainly not in the old industrial areas, ie the Rhondda, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent or Torfaen, where the public suffer a lot of physical and breathing difficulties.

It looks like it is going to the rural areas. We are looking at savage cuts, so get your act together, you lot in the Bay, or lose a lot of votes in the heartland of Labour.

H E Morgan Risca

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9:30am Sat 26 Apr 14

maggiesian says...

Risca is served well by the bus service with the 151 and 56 services running regularly and often from Blackwood to Newport. There is also the R1 and the R2 service which goes around some of the outlying estates. I use the bus service very often and if there is no space for my grandson's buggy, I just wait for the next bus. It isn't a long wait.
Mostly these buses are empty and I am sure that the owners are not running the service out of altruism. The Government gives subsidies to ensure that the buses keep running. If the 151 service were cut by 50% we would still have a very good service. People living in rural areas do not have the same level of service that we do .... and quite rightly, but to suggest that the Government is not investing in buses in the valleys is ludicrous.
Maggie Thomas - Crosskeys
Risca is served well by the bus service with the 151 and 56 services running regularly and often from Blackwood to Newport. There is also the R1 and the R2 service which goes around some of the outlying estates. I use the bus service very often and if there is no space for my grandson's buggy, I just wait for the next bus. It isn't a long wait. Mostly these buses are empty and I am sure that the owners are not running the service out of altruism. The Government gives subsidies to ensure that the buses keep running. If the 151 service were cut by 50% we would still have a very good service. People living in rural areas do not have the same level of service that we do .... and quite rightly, but to suggest that the Government is not investing in buses in the valleys is ludicrous. Maggie Thomas - Crosskeys maggiesian
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2:20pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Sally121 says...

I understand from a recent article in the SWA that an already limited service to Underwood, Magor & Caldicot is being withdrawn. How are people who don't drive supposed to manage?. What investment?.
I understand from a recent article in the SWA that an already limited service to Underwood, Magor & Caldicot is being withdrawn. How are people who don't drive supposed to manage?. What investment?. Sally121
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6:48pm Sun 27 Apr 14

scraptheWAG says...

i suspect the new buses were bought for cardiff i would imagine
i suspect the new buses were bought for cardiff i would imagine scraptheWAG
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5:19pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Bobevans says...

maggiesian wrote:
Risca is served well by the bus service with the 151 and 56 services running regularly and often from Blackwood to Newport. There is also the R1 and the R2 service which goes around some of the outlying estates. I use the bus service very often and if there is no space for my grandson's buggy, I just wait for the next bus. It isn't a long wait.
Mostly these buses are empty and I am sure that the owners are not running the service out of altruism. The Government gives subsidies to ensure that the buses keep running. If the 151 service were cut by 50% we would still have a very good service. People living in rural areas do not have the same level of service that we do .... and quite rightly, but to suggest that the Government is not investing in buses in the valleys is ludicrous.
Maggie Thomas - Crosskeys
The 151 certainly does not need to be every 10 minutes and could sensibly be cut back to every 12 minutes
[quote][p][bold]maggiesian[/bold] wrote: Risca is served well by the bus service with the 151 and 56 services running regularly and often from Blackwood to Newport. There is also the R1 and the R2 service which goes around some of the outlying estates. I use the bus service very often and if there is no space for my grandson's buggy, I just wait for the next bus. It isn't a long wait. Mostly these buses are empty and I am sure that the owners are not running the service out of altruism. The Government gives subsidies to ensure that the buses keep running. If the 151 service were cut by 50% we would still have a very good service. People living in rural areas do not have the same level of service that we do .... and quite rightly, but to suggest that the Government is not investing in buses in the valleys is ludicrous. Maggie Thomas - Crosskeys[/p][/quote]The 151 certainly does not need to be every 10 minutes and could sensibly be cut back to every 12 minutes Bobevans
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