TODAY marks a special day for both everyone at Llew Jones Coaches, and everyone involved with making our first commercial service – the 19 service – a success since its’ new launch back in May 2016, so by way of thanks to you, and everyone in the local community for their support over the last 12 months, we are offering FREE travel on the number 19 service all day Tuesday next week between Llandudno and Cwm Penmachno.
We have however teamed up with Ty Gobaith childrens’ charity, and each of the buses will be collecting voluntary donations from anyone who would like to make one. I am sure you will all help us support Ty Gobaith by donating a small portion of your usual bus fare to the locally based Ty Gobaith childrens’ charity.
You may remember the news last year that Arriva Buses Wales were to discontinue the service, as it was not deemed profitable or commercially viable. As a local company, we simply had to act and keep the service running. Over the last 12 months, we have carefully monitored the tickets and sales and are pleased to announce that the service has been deemed viable, and will continue to run for the foreseeable future. A statement from our MD Steve Jones read:
“This is our first commercial bus service and therefore we rely almost entirely on income from passenger fares. I’m very pleased to announce that due to an increase in passenger numbers the service has become viable which has enabled us to invest in new vehicles and new livery and revise the timetable in response to customer feedback”
We’ve also reviewed our fares and introduced a family saver ticket and we hope that our regular and ever-loyal passengers will see the benefits and continue to support us in the future. This is a small token of our thanks to you for your custom during our first year.
The 19 service has been connecting communities and supporting tourism between Llandudno and Betws y Coed/Cwm Penmachno via the Conwy Valley route (B5106). The service connects many small communities along the way including Henryd & Rowen and stops at many of the major tourist attractions in the County including Conwy Castle, the Water Gardens & Dutch Pancake House at Rowen & Surf Snowdonia at Dolgarrog, before joining the (A470) at Llanrwst which passes Zip World Forest on the way to Betws y Coed and Go Below at Cwm Penmachno.