Wrexham Council have today announced details of new bus providers for four routes previously provided by D Jones & Son.
Over the weekend Wrexham.com reported that Acrefair based company had announced it was to cease trading after its last service on Saturday 16th December.
The company had 20 buses covering a number of routes across the county borough.
On Saturday Lead Member for Environment and Transport Cllr David A Bithell confirmed that alternative bus provision had been secured for schools, however warned that disruption would be inevitable for other routes while replacement provision was secured.
A statement released by Wrexham Council explained that officers have been working hard to secure temporary provision – and after further discussion with providers, several replacement routes have been secured:
The secured services, and their new providers, are:
35 – Plas Goulbourne – Arriva
41 – Wrexham Industrial Estate – Arriva
C56 – Chester (via Holt) – Stagecoach
146 – Whitchurch – Pat’s Coaches
Although the new services will require the approval of the office of the Traffic Commissioner, Wrexham Council is confident these new services can be back on the road as soon as possible.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “I’m pleased that officers have been able to secure these routes working with with operators as a lot of concern was raised when D Jones & Son ceased trading. These routes should now hopefully relaunch very soon.
“While approval of the office of the Traffic Commissioner is required, the commissioner has noted that the new secured services will be dealt with as a matter of urgency, which we are supporting.
“We know that there are other routes yet to be secured, but officers will continue to work hard to try and restore them as soon as possible.
Picture of the new Stagecoach C56 route sent to Wrexham.com by George Jones