Shopping link between Carmarthen and Swansea saved - for now!
The Carmarthen to Swansea X12 bus has been saved for the time being.
First Cymru introduced the service on a commercial basis after a public campaign but were to withdraw it from Easter because of low level use.
But now the council has stepped in to enable it to run for a few more months.
County passenger transport operations manager Alwyn Evans warned this was a last chance “use it or lose it” opportunity for supporters of the service.
He said: “The council only has enough funding available to support the service for the next few months. This gives the service a bit more time to establish itself, but usage of the service will need to increase considerably over the next few months if First Cymru were to consider retaining the service in the longer term.”
Some of the X12 service’s faithful passengers have already complimented the council for stepping in to save the service. “It would be a shame for it to have stopped running,” says one user
The service supplies a vital public transport link for residents of the Cross Hands and Hendy areas.
First Cymru operate the service four times a day between Monday and Saturday, excluding holidays.
All-day tickets for the buses cost just £5.50 and the buses will usually have free wifi on board.