Bus passengers are shocked after learning a large section of the bus network around Aberystwyth is to be scrapped. A depot in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, and stations in New Quay and Lampeter and Dolgellau could shut on 21 December following a consultation with staff. That would mean the cancellation of buses 20, 40, 40C, 50, 585 and X94 from the same date.
Arriva Buses Wales blamed public transport funding and fuel costs. Up to 46 jobs could be lost. Ceredigion council said it was not made aware of the possible cuts before the announcement was made and called for changes. The Welsh government said it was "naturally disappointed" by Arriva's proposal but it was a "commercial matter for the company".