Local News & Archive — April 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm — Updated: April 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Dyserth buses: taxi firm steps in for temporary service

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A taxi firm has started running a temporary bus service in Dyserth after two routes through the village were scrapped.

It follows a decision by Arriva to withdraw services no. 35 and 36 from serving Upper Dyserth, including the high street. An emergency timetable has been brought in for the minibus service, which will be run by Coastline Taxis from Mondays to Saturdays (except bank holidays) until the start of July.

Both the county council and Dyserth Community Council have provided funding for the service, which covers Waterfall Road and Rhodfa Gofer to the Maes Esgob crossroads and Trecastell Lane.

Arriva ended its services last month after the High Street section of its routes was deregistered – the firm blamed a number of factors, including narrow roads, relatively low passenger numbers and congestion on the High Street.

A DCC spokesman said: ”Like many urban locations, Dyserth experiences congestion at peak times owing to the width of the High Street being restricted in places by parked vehicles. Officers are currently investigating options to try and improve the road width through the village, although such considerations will have to be balanced against the need to provide parking for local shops.”

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