Bus route: Use it or lose it
10:01am Thursday 24th January 2013 in Letters
THE bus service 86 to Culverhouse Cross runs on Thursday and Saturday mornings, starting from Barry and going through Dinas Powys, then on to Culverhouse for a two hour shopping stay before returning in the reverse direction.
At present the service is in danger of finishing as there is not a sufficient number of passengers, but the operator is willing to continue if more people were to use the bus. It is possible that he could do a circular route through Sully before driving to Dinas Powys.
If anyone from Sully would be interested, as well as more passengers from Dinas - the bus drives through Cardiff Road, Valley View, Plas Essyllt and Longmeadow before continuing along Cardiff Road before driving up to the village and through the lanes to Culverhouse - then please contact me (Val Hartrey) on 029 2051 3274.
The route already has designated bus-stops but it is, in reality, a ‘hail and ride’ service so can be stopped at any point. It would be a great shame if this useful service were to finish as many people, especially the elderly and those who don’t drive, find it an invaluable way to get to the shops, and also to meet others or to enjoy a coffee and a chat.
Also, the driver is very friendly and is very caring of his passengers.
As the saying goes “use it or lose it”. Don’t hesitate to ring me on the above number if you would be interested.