Greyhound halts bus service between Cardiff and Bristol Airport

By Rupert Denholm-Hall.

A Greyhound bus enters Cardiff city centre

Bus operator Greyhound has confirmed it will withdraw its service between Cardiff and Bristol Airport.

The coach service to Bristol Airport began in March 2013 and Greyhound claims it has worked hard to grow passenger numbers.

However, a spokesman for the company said: “Unfortunately, in spite of the hard work and commitment of all of the staff involved in Greyhound we have not been able to reach a point where the service is economically viable along this section of route.

“As a result we have made a decision to withdraw the section of route between Cardiff and Bristol Airport – the exact date that this will happen, will be confirmed shortly.”

Instead of running from Swansea all the way through to Bristol Airport, Greyhound will instead focus on strengthening its core service between Cardiff and Swansea.

The company’s spokesman said: “Our intention is to try and expand this in the months and years ahead, to keep pace with developments along the route (such as the Coed Darcy housing development, and the Swansea Bay University Campus).

“People wishing to travel between South Wales and Bristol Airport after the changes take effect should look to use rail services, connecting with bus services in Bristol instead.

“For instance you can catch a First Great Western train to Bristol Temple Meads station, changing there to the fast and frequent Bristol Flyer bus service to the Airport.”

Sourced by Wales Online

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