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More fflecsi services for Gwynedd’s transport network

Credit: Transport for Wales

fflecsi services in Dolgellau and Dyffryn Dulas will begin operating on Monday 19 February, as part of the latest improvements to transport connections in Gwynedd, Transport for Wales (TfW) and Cyngor Gwynedd have confirmed.

fflecsi Dolgellau will replace the 33, 33A and 533 fixed-route bus services and provide connections to Llanfachreth, Brithdir and Dinas Mawddwy.

In Dyffryn Dulas, fflecsi will replace the 34 and part of the 30 fixed-route bus service. The new service will connect villages along the A487 corridor with Machynlleth – including Aberllefenni, Corris Uchaf, Corris, Minffordd and Pantperthog.

Working in partnership with Cyngor Gwynedd and operated by Lloyds Coaches, these new services will be an additional fflecsi to the popular seasonal Llŷn Peninsula service, which relaunches in March, improving onward travel connections and providing more opportunities for people to travel by public transport in the area.

Councillor Dafydd Meurig, Cyngor Gwynedd Cabinet member for Environment said:

“As a Council, we want to develop a convenient, reliable and reasonably priced public transport network for the people of Gwynedd.

“We have recently introduced a new network of bus services for the Meirionnydd area which is an attempt to ensure quality services for rural communities. The intention is to make the provision as attractive as possible in order to grow the number of people who use the services and make them viable in the long term.

“These new fflecsi services for Dyffryn Dulas and Dolgellau are a key part of that improvement, offering an important transport link for residents in rural areas and encouraging more people to make the most of the public transport options available.”

Lee Robinson, Executive Director of Regional Transport at TfW, said: “It’s fantastic to see the launch of two new fflecsi services and we’re delighted to be working with Cyngor Gwynedd to improve access to public transport and support our vision for a truly integrated transport network.

“These services will provide communities with a new alternative to the every-day journeys made by car, as well as helping to increase sustainable tourism in an area of Wales that sees thousands of visitors each year.”

fflecsi is a demand responsive bus service which does not have a fixed route and timetable but an operating zone, allowing passengers to be picked up and dropped off anywhere within that fflecsi zone.

Rather than passengers waiting at a bus stop for a bus to turn up, they can book a journey in advance using the fflecsi app, or by calling 0300 234 0300.

Once the new services have been operating for a few weeks, TfW, Cyngor Gwynedd and Lloyds Coaches will be holding engagement events in both zones.