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Author Topic: Veolia Transport to close some major depots  (Read 4713 times)
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« on: March 29, 2011, 09:04:39 pm »

Have had word today that Veolia are planning to close their flagship depot in treforest which is where most of teh services in the vallies and cardiff operate from. Was told by management a few days ago that the penclawdd depot was being closed with the council having to put the services back out for tender including the gower explorer services.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12900079

I know Veolia have  lost all of their National express contracts to Edwards coaches who have also started running buses from Beddau to Cardiff & Pontypridd following requests by local people because of the problems with Veolia


I can think of a few operators who may be willing to step into take these services some of which are a goldmine particulary during the summer season . One such operator is likely to be South Wales Transport (Neath) although there was word about stagecoach expandng their  south wales operations westward.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 12:57:53 pm »

i heard veolia are also ending some of their services in france too, and also withdrawing their involvement in subsidising some ferry services in the mediteranean
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011, 09:00:58 pm »

Went to a bus user surgery in Talbot green today, Veolia didnt bother to send any staff as they are closing  their operations in june.

Edwards coaches have said that they will be keeping their service 100E & 400E at the present frequencies, both services could have a increase in passengers once Veolia have withdrawn.

 First Cymru & Stagecoach are planning a major expansion  when Veolia withdraw, maybe   since stagecoach are better than First they will take some services in the Bridgend area.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 08:58:53 am »

It would be more beneficial in the short term for passangers if First expand as it would link with FGW allowing more bus-rail ticket combinations, potentially allowing for more localised versions in Wales as opposed to the current ^10 bus-rail card that currently exists for the whole region
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 01:36:36 pm »

It would be more beneficial in the short term for passangers if First expand as it would link with FGW allowing more bus-rail ticket combinations, potentially allowing for more localised versions in Wales as opposed to the current ^10 bus-rail card that currently exists for the whole region

I agree with that.

Stagecoach have started offering railink tickets on most of their bus routes around Aberdare & Porth etc
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 11:17:57 pm »

Don't Veolia do most of the refuse collection in S Wales?
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 03:32:35 am »

Don't Veolia do most of the refuse collection in S Wales?

I have only ever seen them in the neath area.
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