Green light for Penarth bus service improvements

10 March 2016

At their meeting on Monday 7 March, Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet approved a number of improvements to bus services across the county.  Bus users and visitors will benefit from extended routes and the introduction of new timetables.

Initially operated on a trial basis, the 321 service which connects Llantwit Major, Cowbridge and Talbot Green will be supported for a further year.  Following requests from residents, an additional stop at Pentre Cwrt has recently been added to this valuable service. 

The Council also agreed additional support for the 303/304 service operated by New Adventure Travel, to enable the operator to offer a more reliable timetable on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

A new contract agreement between the Council and Cardiff Bus will see the 95A Cardiff to Penarth service enhanced, extending the route to provide regular services to the new Penarth Heights development and Cowslip Estate. 

And, as it has done previously, the Council will work in partnership with Penarth Town Council to support the weekend and bank holiday 91 service during the summer months. This service which is equally popular with local residents and visitors will be extended to include Penarth Marina and Cosmeston Country Park and Lakes from the end of March through to the Autumn.  A move that will encourage greater visitor numbers to Penarth and the Vale of Glamorgan over the summer to the benefit of local attractions and businesses.

The changes were welcomed by Cllr Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for Regeneration: “I am pleased to announce these improvements to bus services. It is very important that bus services are available that help our residents and visitors get to places of work, leisure and interest, simply and frequently.  For some, public transport is their only option and the addition of these enhanced routes and timetables will ensure they are able to stay connected.”