New Bus Services for the Vale from January
12 December 2014
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced it will be supporting a new bus service between Llantwit Major, Cowbridge and Talbot Green from January and by doing so opening up a range of new public transport links across the Vale.
Cllr Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for transport, said: “I am delighted to announce this new service. Since the demise of the previous bus service on this route, there has been a clear need to establish a frequent regular reliable daytime south-north rural bus link between Llantwit Major, Llandow, Cowbridge and Talbot Green. Thanks to the hard work of council officers this will now be introduced next month.”
The new 321 service, which will be operated by New Adventure Travel, will commence on 05 January 2015. The route will link with that of the existing 320 supported service which currently runs from Cardiff to Talbot Green via St Georges, St Brides-super-Ely, Peterston-super-Ely, Pendoylan, Clawdd Coch, Hensol and Pontyclun. As a result passengers will now be able to travel to between destinations such Peterston-super-Ely and Pendoylan and Cowbridge, something that is not currently possible.
The new 321 will also offer passengers a link to the 303 and 304 services at Llantwit Major, the X2 at Cowbridge and the 404 at Talbot Green. This is the first time these links and potential connections have been timetabled and available to passengers in a clear and regular format.
Kevyn Jones, Managing Director of New Adventure Travel, said: “We are very pleased to be awarded this contract and we look forward to working with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to develop the route into a key bus service in the areas it serves.”
As part of the agreement reached with New Adventure Travel reduced fares will be available to passengers aged between 16 and 21 years old on bus services 320 and 321. During the trial period production of a Vale Young Persons (VYP) card will entitle those aged 16-21 to child fares rather than the full adult price. The commencement date of this trial will be announced in due course.