#AYearOfBuses 215: X15 Newport – Brynmawr

Stagecoach bus X15

Today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses takes a scenic route through south Wales to Wales’ highest town! At 1,250 to 1,500 feet above sea level at the head of the South Wales Valleys, Brynmawr claims to be Wales’ highest town. It was once the site of a huge coal mine, and nearby Blaenavon is now home to […]

#AYearOfBuses 30: Cardiff – Newport

Newport bus

We’re almost one month down on #AYearOfBuses, and today, we’re headed to the Welsh capital, Cardiff. Cardiff Bus and Newport Bus, both council-owned municipal operators, jointly run the 30, which links the two Welsh cities. The 30 holds the title of being the last such jointly-run route by two municipal operators in Britain. Running in […]

#AYearOfBuses 28: X28 Machynlleth – Aberystwyth


Day 28 on #AYearOfBuses takes us to mid-Wales for the first time, for Lloyds’ Coaches Cambrian Coastliner. Lloyd’s X28 runs from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth, linking the two Welsh towns with a journey time of around one hour. The small, family-run independent firm uses two high-spec ADL Enviro 400s on the route, offering fantastic views of […]

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