Message from NPT Councillor Des Davies

 May I take this opportunity to wish all Resolven  District News readers a “Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year”.

That said, for those who rely on the bus services as their only form of transport it’s not going to be a “HAPPY NEW YEAR”.  Many of the bus companies are reducing services throughout the Neath Valley and NPT generally from the 7th of January 2018.

Officers of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council have asked the General Manager of First Cymru if he or his representative would meet with Local Councillors to discuss issues of public concern or attend a public meeting, again to discuss issues of public concern, both requests were declined.

First Cymru is the major provider of bus services locally and is a privately owned company which is, in my opinion, putting profit before service. One example of their imposed service reduction is that the X55 service which at present is a half hourly service is being reduced to one bus an hour.

For further information contact First Cymru Customer Services 01792 572255

Or for time table information contact Traveline Cymru  0800 4640000.

Should there be a change in bus companies plan I will inform you all through Resolven District News.