More rural communities to benefit from Bwcabus service
More rural communities in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion are to benefit from Bwcabus.
The existing area of the award-winning bus service has been extended to a number of new towns and villages including Llanerchaeron, Llanfair Clydogau, Ffarmers and Ffaldybrennin.
Tailored to the needs of its passengers, journeys can be pre-booked allowing people to travel between local towns and villages within the zone or connect to the main line bus services to Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Cardigan and Carmarthen.
The service operates from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday providing residents with access to healthcare and other key local services, employment and training opportunities and to see family and friends.
Bwcabus also has a number of fixed routes that operate on certain days.
The new changes came into effect from February 6.
Bwcabus is a partnership between Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire county councils.
The service has been extended as part of the LINC project with funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (RDP), which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “Bwcabus has made a huge difference to people living in the more remote parts of rural Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. I am delighted that even more communities will now be able to benefit from this service which is providing a valuable contribution to rural life, health and the local economy.”
LINC aims to build upon the success of Bwcabus and TrawsCymru developments, to pilot an integrated transport network (ITN) across South West Wales, designed to respond to the needs of rural communities and reduce social exclusion.
Bwcabus operates 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday.