Transport for Wales takes another step forward with the expansion of the fflecsi bus service to yet another part of Wales. In partnership with Transport for Wales, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council and Stagecoach in South Wales, Stagecoach services E2 and E4 will be replaced by the new flexible bus service on June 14, 2021. Fflecsia offers a much more convenient bus service across a wider area from morning to night. You pay on the bus like any other service - the main difference is that you book the bus through the app, by phone or by visiting the website.
Thanks to the booking system, fflecsi bus passengers are guaranteed a seat, which helps in taking physical distance measures. Cllr Dai Davies , Deputy Leader / Executive Member - Regeneration and Economic Development at Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council added that they are delighted to partner with Transport for Wales on the new fflecsi service here in Blaenau Gwent. As they come out of the Covid-19 restrictions and see an increased demand for public transportation, fflecsi will provide peace of mind to passengers. The buses are brand new and the service allows residents to get out in an easier way, with direct connections to Rassau Industrial Estate, the local shops and Aneurin Bevan Hospital.
In addition to the two new buses, significant investments will be made in bus stop technology and infrastructure to ensure that passengers have access to real-time information in key locations. The fflecsi buses will run in two zones and will allow residents to work on time for a 06:00 am service to reach Rassau Ind Estate and Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan - neither of which is currently served by the public transport and fflecsi will also connect to the last train arriving at Ebbw Vale train station. There will also be a connection with strategic bus route X4 for connections to Nevill Hall Hospital, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and Abergavenny.