Regular public bus services return

Date: 13/04/2018

Gwynedd Council is pleased to confirm that regular public bus services will be running between Barmouth and Porthmadog as well as between Morfa Bychan, Borth y Gest and Porthmadog from Monday, 16 April onwards.

Since the Traffic Commissioner’s decision to revoke Express Motors (Penygroes)’s licence, officers from the Council’s Transport Service have been doing all they can to ensure that public bus services continue to be available for Gwynedd’s residents. Following discussions with local bus providers, additional services will now be available along the 38 and 39 route from Barmouth up to Porthmadog, as well as the 99 circular service between Porthmadog, Borth y Gest and Morfa Bychan.

Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Gwynedd Council Environment Cabinet Member with responsibility for transport matters said:

“I am extremely pleased that additional bus services will now be in place between Barmouth and Porthmadog as well as for the circular route in the Morfa Bychan area and hope that local residents will make full use of the services.

“Council officers have been working hard over recent months to understand local needs and to discuss with local bus providers with the aim of ensuring services meet those needs within the resources available to us.

“Following confirmation from the Traffic Commissioner this week, we are delighted that additional bus services will now be running from Monday, 16 April onwards in these communities.”

The 38/39 service will operate up to eight journeys a day between Porthmadog, Harlech and Barmouth (connecting with the T3 service to/from Dolgellau and Wrexham). Seven journeys will also operate on the 99 circular service for Porthmadog, Borth y Gest and Morfa Bychan.

Full details of the services will be available on the Council website: www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/bus