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Press Release - Latest News and Announcements
Upcoming News and Changes for 2014
18th August 2014
GHA will be starting a new commercially run service in Cheshire. Service 45 (Northwich to Warrington) - Timetable
Cheshire Service 82(X82,82B) revised timetable - 82/X82/82B Chester - Northwich
4th August 2014
Service 36 - Ellesmere Port to Runcorn will run to a different timetable, primarily to improve the quality and punctuality of this service - New Timetable
Timetable and route alterations will take affect on Vale of Llangollen Service 19 (Macclesfield - Prestbury) - New Timetable
7th July 2014
New timetables added
Evening Service - 38 Crewe - Macclesfield
Mon-Fri Service - 77 Congleton - Kidsgrove
16th June 2014
On behalf of Flintshire County Council, GHA Coaches will be operating a revised timetable on the 14 Mold to Denbigh RuraL Service from the above date - 14 Denbigh - Mold
Also a new Service Mon-Sat with numbers 21, 21A and 21B will be operating around Buckley with hourly trips from Buckley Railway Station serving the local area. The timetable is here (21, 21A, 21B Buckley Circular)
2nd June 2014
Revised timings on 8 Sealand Manor to Mold - New 8 Timetable
Also the 9 Service will feature an extra mid-afternoon journey (Highlighted in Timetable) - See Here (Connahs Quay - Chester)
1st June 2014
Fare and Ticket Information
As from the above date there will be fare revisions on most of our services, please visit the Fares page for the lastest prices.
31st May 2014
27th May 2014
Revised timetable on Vale Travel 2V Wrexham - Cefn Mawr. New 2V Timetable
26th May 2014
Sunday/Bank Holiday 5A Wrexham - Llangollen - Chirk
Following WCBC funding cuts the 5A will no longer operate the Llangollen - Chirk section of the route, the evening journeys will also be withdrawn.
The new improved daytime timetable will operate Wrexham - Llangollen on both 5A and 5C.
Sunday GHA routes 5A, 5C and X94 will provide a 30 minute frequency of buses from Wrexham to Llangollen during 'most' of the day. There will be no change to the current X94 timetable and will provide the evening transport via Wrexham and Llangollen.
25th May 2014
Changes to Wrexham - Llangollen Services
Mon-Sat - 5M Acrefair Wrexham via Rhos/Penycae
Following WCBC cuts in funding, this journey will now be operated commercially by GHA Coaches on a trial basis. Arriva tickets will no longer be valid.
Mon-Sat - 5 Wrexham Llangollen Corwen
The 6:50am Wrexham to Corwen and 7:40am Corwen to Wrexham will no longer operate and will be replaced by a new journey; 6:40am Vauxhall Industrial Estate to Llangollen (arr 6:55am). 7:00am Llangollen to Wrexham. 7:30am Wrexham to Llangollen. 8:00am Llangollen to Wrexham.
18th May 2014 - Major Changes Below (Wrexham)
The following Wrexham Services will be Terminated from 18th May 2014
2E Wrexham - Chirk
23A Wrexham - Coed-y-Glyn
31 Wrexham - Marchweil
60 Glyn Ceiriog - Oswestry
44E Wrexham - Barkers Lane (Evening Journeys)
141/142 Wrexham - Bwlchgwyn - Wrexham - Holt (Replaced by 11/41A/41E)
146 Wrexham - Whitchurch (Sunday Only)
Wrexham Town Link Service
GHA will be taking over Wrexham Sunday Services 3 and 4 - Wrexham to Penycae (Previously Arriva). Also 35A (Brand New Service) and 37 (Previously Arriva) - Hourly circular service from Wrexham Bus Station to Barkers Lane, Borras and Queensway/Rhosnesni.
Timetable changes to Wrexham to Moss (17), Trevalyn (34), WIE (41), Glyn Ceiriog (64/65), Pengwern (97) and Whitchurch (146) -
New Services taking the place of the 141/142 Evening Service -
6th April 2014
Timetable changes to Cheshire East 6E Leighton Hospital to Crewe evening service. Journeys will no longer serve the Rail House. - 6E Changes
1st April 2014
Meanwhile two new Shropshire Services are starting with Bryn Melyn Ltd...
...also Bryn Melyn 501 Service (Ellesmere to Shrewsbury) will start from/extend to Ruabon on the first and last journey, along with other minor ammendments - 501 Ellesmere - Shrewsbury
29th March 2014
X22 Winsford - Liverpool
Following funding cuts by Cheshire West Council Service X22 was due to finish 29th March. Winsford Town Council have now agreed to fund this service to continue and (subject to Traffic Commissioner approval), this service will continue to operate the present timetable until further notice.
26th January 2014
New Sunday and Bank Holiday journeys starting on 82 (Chester - Northwich) Service - Timetable here 82 Chester - Northwich
Revision of the timetable on commercialy run 130 Service between Manchester - Macclesfield. 130 Manchester - Macclesfield
Upcoming News and Changes for 2013
23rd December 2013
GHA Coaches will now be running the X94 Service (Wrexham - Barmouth) exclusively, using larger modern vehicles weekly Mon-Sat in addition to Sunday and Bank Holiday. For the Timetable see here X94 Wrexham - Barmouth
7th November 2013
New Service launched in Flintshire between Sealand Manor and Mold, running every 2 hours Mon-Sat. 8 Sealand Manor - Shotton - Queensferry - Northop - Mold
4th November 2013
GHA have taken on a new Service between Wrexham and The Industrial Estate via Rhosddu/Acton/Borras - The Service will run every 2 hours until 13:15 then hourly until 17:45. 13 Wrexham - Rhosddu - Wrexham Industrial Estate
9th September 2013
31st August 2013
Wrexham Shoppa 101 Service will end from the above date.
25th August 2013
The DB5 and DB6 will be replaced by the following new services...
8 (New Service) Chester Bus Exchange - Vicars Cross - Hoole - Chester (Sunday and Bank Hol)
15 (New Service) Chester Bus Exchange - Saughall (Mon-Sat and Sunday and Bank Hol)
21 (New Service) Chester Bus Exchange - Hoole Road - Mickle Trafford - Helsby - Frodsham (Mon-Sat and Sunday and Bank Hol)
3rd August 2013
During the National Eisteddfod 2013, which is being held in the Maes - Denbighshire from the 3rd Aug to the 10th Aug, GHA Coaches will be operating a special X50 Service - X50 Eisteddfod Special Timetable
1st July 2013
Ellesmere Port Circular Route 6 will now run every 20 minutes from Ellesmere Port Bus Station rather than every 30 minutes, see the proposed timetable - New Ellesmere Port 6 Timetable
Increased journeys on X52 Denbigh to Rhyl, see new timetable - Improved X50-X52 Times
Cheshire DB1 Service (Mold to Blacon) will receive minor timetable amendments, the 13:57 from Blacon will now terminate in Hope at 14:53 instead of Higher Kinnerton at 14:49. Also, the 19:10 from Treuddyn will terminate at Abermorddu. DB1 Mold - Blacon
20th May 2013
Mold to Ellesmere Port SP1/SP2 Services will terminate in Ellesmere Port Bus Station and no longer serve Ellesmere Port Train Station. The rest of the timetable will remain the same as previously.
1st May 2013
Cheshire West Rural Services, run by Vale of Llangollen Travel, namely the C88 (Monday only) and 38 (Monday only) will be cancelled and no longer operate. Services C87 (Friday only) and C89 (Wednesday only) will now be registered to GHA Coaches but remain otherwise unchanged.
Real Ale Trail - Saturday 13th April 2013
The sucessful and very popular 'Real Ale Trail' has been organised in Flintshire and we will be running buses from 11am and 11pm every 30 minutes. You can find all the information about the event on the official Real Ale Trail website below.
Easter Running Schedule
Click below to bring up our easter running times
On Good Friday and Easter Monday we will also be running additional special services on the following routes:
23 Wrexham - Summerhill
44 Wrexham - Barkers Lane
15 Wrexham - Brymbo
Easter Sunday will be normal Sunday operating service
8th April 2013
On the request of Wrexham County Bourough Council, fares on school buses will increase
4th April 2013
GHA will be taking over the Cheshire East Service 27 which runs from Macclesfield to Knutsford via Chelford. The timetable we will be operating to is here -> 27,27A,27B Timetable
1st April 2013
Important changes to concessionary travel in Cheshire
If you carry a concessionary pass and use it in Cheshire please click the image below
24th March 2013
As from the above date GHA Coaches will be taking over from Arriva in operating the Cheshire 6E Service (Shavington - Crewe - Leighton Hospital) Monday to Friday (evenings only). Slight timetable amendments have been drawn up to coincide with GHA operating this service. 6E Shavington - Crewe - Leighton Hospital Timetable
11th March 2013
On behalf of Gwynedd County Council, GHA will be operating the X94 on an emergency contract Mon-Sat evenings from 11th March. X94 Wrexham - Barmouth Mon-Sat (evenings only)
4th March 2013
We have gained a new Mon-Sat Service in the locality of Cheshire East Council, previously numbered 391 and run by Bakerbus. The new P1 Service will run hourly from Middlewood (via Poynton) to Hazel Grove - P1 Middlewood - Poynton - Hazel Grove New Timetable
16th February 2013
272 Neston - Arrowe Park Hospital will cease to operate, this service was run on a temporary short term basis.
1st February 2013
Fare reviews have taken place and will come into effect on the 1st of Feb, please see the Ticket Prices Page for the updated Fare Prices.
21st January 2013
The X36 between Ellesmere Port and Runcorn will be running half hourly trips in each direction Mon-Sat. Passengers getting off at Ellesmere Port Rail Station will only have a 10 minute wait for the train departing to Liverpool. In addition there will be a new Sunday Service between Ellesmere Port Bus and Rail Station and Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village, running half hourly trips. See the new and improved timetable - Number 36 Bus Timetable
20th January 2013
Sunday and Bank Holiday GHA Service T3 Wrexham to Barmouth renamed back to X94 - X94 Barmouth Bus Timetable
13th January 2013
130 Service between Macclesfield and Manchester Piccadilly via Wilmslow will now be run by GHA on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 13th Jan. 130 Macclesfield - Manchester Bus Timetable
7th January 2013
We will be starting a new evening service called the 21E, operating between Chester and Frodsham via Kingsway, Mickle Trafford and Helsby. Our DeeBee branded buses will be used on the route. For a timetable please go - 21E Chester - Frodsham
Revisions on the DB5 Huntington - Chester - Lache evening Service. The DB5 now serves the Bus Exchange in Chester as well as all previous stops. DB5 revised timetable
2012 Changes - New Services Launched!
Christmas and New Year Holidays Schedule
Over the Christmas holiday period we will be operating to different timetables on many services. This mostly concerns the 24th (Christmas Eve), 25th (Christmas Day), 26th (Boxing Day) and New Years Eve+Day. Normal School Holiday service will resume on the 2nd of January 2013. Our 2012/2013 holiday schedule can be found here
27th December 2012
Vale Travel News...
The 56 Nantwich - Tiverton Service (via Sprustow and Bunbury) and the 83 Bulkeley - Chester (via Bunbury and Huxbury) will be reinstated after previously facing cancellation due to reductions in subsidies from Cheshire East Council. Vale's 108 Leek to Fallibroome Service will be cancelled due to financial support being withdrawn by Cheshire East Council. Part of the route may be registered and operated on a commercial basis, between Macclesfield and Fallibroome High School. We cannot confirm this at present.
24th December 2012
Between the 24th December 2012 and 16th February 2013 we will be operating part of the 272 Service between Arrowe Park Hospital and Neston (via Heswall). The service will continue to Ellesmere Port, then back to Neston, this part of the route will be run by Aintree Coachline on a commercial basis. The future of this service beyond Feb 2013 remains unclear. See the timetable - 272 Neston Arrowe Park Times
23rd December 2012
SP2 Mold > E/Port Service, Sunday & B/Holl - This service was run as a Trial Service by GHA & Flint CC to ascertain demand on Sundays. Due to lack of patronage and austerity measures this service is withdrawn after operation on Sunday 23rd Dec. We would like to thank customers who have used this service for their custom. Please note - Mondays > Saturdays service SP1 & SP2 remain unchanged.
10th December 2012
Changes at Bryn Melyn Ltd...
Bryn Melyn Shropshire Services 501 and 576 (running between Ellesmere and Oswestry respectively) and 63 Service (Oswestry - Rhyn Park School) have all been subjected to timetable amendments. Follow the links for the new timetables. 501 Service - 576 Service - 63 Service
The 502 Ellesmere to Wrexham will cease to operate from the above date.
4th November 2012
Our Sunday Barmouth Service, the X94, will be renamed as the 'T3'. Minor timetable amendments will occur as can be seen here - X94 Wrexham - Barmouth
1st October 2012
We are now running the Cheshire East 200 Service which runs between Wilmslow and Manchester Airport via Styal. To view the times of the buses click - 200 Service
17th September 2012
The X36 Service is changing - Will now stop serving Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The service will still be known as the X36 but will revert to a similar timetable as the old 36 which ran before the X36 took over. The service will run, as previously, between Ellesmere Port and Runcorn. See the upcoming timetable - X36 Timetable
11th August 2012
82 Service from Chester to Northwich will have a revised timetable, Saturday will offer half hourly journeys. See the new timetable - 82,82A,82B and X82 Timetable
1st August 2012
Our Vale of Llangollen company have taken on the 19, 19X Macclesfield to Prestbury route in Cheshire, the timetable and route are the same as previous, we have added the timetable - 19,19X Timetable
6th July 2012
Ellesmere Port town services 6 and 7 will have timetable amendments. Service 7 will now extend to Rivacre.
18th June 2012
New service in Cheshire West area linking Neston and Burton villages. Will be numbered service 23 and will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. See the timetable Neston 23 Service
6th June 2012
X36 AirLink Launches:
Ellesmere Port Bus/Rail Station - Cheshire Oaks - Helsby - Frodsham - Runcorn - Liverpool Airport. Replaces current 36 Service. X36 runs hourly between Ellesmere Port and Liverpool Airport with connections at Ellesmere Port with our SP1 and SP2 from Mold and Deeside.
28th May 2012
Revised 5 timetable which also has extra journeys in the morning and evening. Read the new timetable - Service 5 - Wrexham to Llangollen Bus Timetable
6th May 2012
5A and 5C Wrexham and Cefn Mawr to Llangollen and Chirk. Major changes to Sunday and Bank Holiday Service. The improved 5A will run hourly from Wrexham through Cefn Mawr to Llangollen with 8 buses extending to/from Chirk.
New Service 5C introduced between Wrexham and Cefn Mawr (via Gwilym Lane).
Combined services 5A and 5C will provide buses every 30 minutes between Cefn Mawr and Wrexham on a Sunday. Please note this service is now run on a commercial basis by GHA Coaches, as a result Arriva Day/Week tickets will no longer be valid for travel.
21st April 2012
61, 62 and 63 Services to be withdrawn early June, more info coming soon. This service is being withdrawn by Denbighshire County Council except for school workings.
2nd April 2012
Minor improvements and timetable changes to Service 6 (Wrexham - Ruabon) and Service 146 (Wrexham - Whitchurch).
26th March 2012
Shoppa 101 arrives! New Wrexham town centre Shoppa Hoppa Service linking Wrexham General Rail Station Wrexham Bus Station and town centre shops. Runs every 30 minutes between 9:15am and 3:15pm Monday to Saturday.
3rd Jan 2012
Ruthin - Mold - Chester All fast and direct journeys between Ruthin, Mold and Chester are now numbered X1 Services via Llanarmon yn Lal numbered 1 and 2 will remain the same.
Changes to 70, 73, 77 'Fflecsi' Services
Ruthin to Betws GG, Ruthin Town Service and Ruthin to Llanelidan now have new timetables. Fflecsi/Flexi Ruthin Service
Minor Changes to X5, X50, X52 For further details visit:
22nd May 2011
Changes to Many GHA Services in Denbighshire
Service terminated at Corwen with connection with New X5
New Service introduced (replacing Arriva 150 ) Connecting with service 5 at Corwen & X50 at Ruthin
Revised Timetable Introduced
Revised Route and Timetable Introduced. Buses now serve St Asaph & Rhuddlan. Additional Evening & Sunday Buses Introduced
9,11 Denbigh-Llansannan / Nantglyn
Service Withdrawn and replaced by New Circular Service 61,62,63
83, 83A, 84,84A Rhyl Local Service
Sunday & Bank Holiday service now operated by GHA
Minor Changes to X1,70,91,95,98
1st June 2010
82 Chester - Northwich
On Mondays - Fridays additional journeys will operate between 9am & 5pm giving a 30 minute service during busy times of day.
New Pick up point in Chester City Centre. Buses now pick up at Stop E in Foregate St.
X9 Connahs Quay - Wrexham
Slightly revised route, buses now serve Bretton Village. Additional journeys between Wrexham & Broughton Park ( previously numbered X8 ) Some Journeys extend / commence at Cefn Mawr.
X8 Cefn Mawr - Wrexham - Broughton Park
Journeys now numbered X9.
11th January 2010
These service changes will take effect from the 1st of February.
5 Llangollen - Wrexham Following passenger suggestions, 7.30am Llangollen - Wrexham Journey will be re-timed to depart at 7.20am
23 Summerhill - Wrexham - Stockwell Grove Circ To improve reliability buses from Wrexham to / from Stockwell Grove will operate to a New Route and Timetable. Buses will now depart Wrexham at xx,20 past hour and operate via Central Stn & Brook St in both directions replacing Market St. Buses will also operate a new route between Stockwell Grove and Wrexham serving Bennions Rd, Service 23 & 42 will provide an even 30 min frequency in both directions between Wrexham Bus Stn & Stockwell Grove during Daytime.
41 & 42 Wrexham - Wrexham Ind Est To improve reliability a New Timetable will be introduce on these routes with service 41 & 42 being inter worked. Most Daytime buses will operate Outward as 41 Returning Inward as 42 or Outward 42 Returning Inward as 41. Departure Times from Wrexham Bus Stn Remain Unchanged, however times of Inbound Services from Wrexham Ind Est to Wrexham will change as a result.
1st September 2009 = Major Changes to Many GHA Services
GHA Coaches & Denbighshire County Council will make timetable changes to following services:
X50 Wrexham - Ruthin - Denbigh
Minor Changes to Peak Time Journeys 7.50am Ruthin to Wrexham will now operate via Southsea & Maelor Hospital
4.20pm Wrexham Bus Stn to Denbigh will now operate 10 Mins later
6.25pm Denbigh > Ruthin will now Extend to Wrexham Additional Journeys operate Yale College Days Only
7.30am Denbigh - Wrexham Yale College
4.30pm Wrexham Yale College - Denbigh
X52 Denbigh - Rhyl
Most Journeys will Depart Denbigh 5 Mins Earlier Most Journeys will Depart Rhyl 5 Min Later Additional Journey on Yale College Days Only 7.03am Rhuddlan - Denbigh ( Connecting with journey to Wrexham )
1, 1A, 2 Ruthin - Mold
Revised Routes & Timetable for X50/X52 & 1,1A,2 - visit 1 2 X1 Mold - Ruthin - Chester
70,73,77 Fflecsi Service
Minor timetable changes to afternoon Journeys
GHA Coaches, Flintshire County Council & Cheshire West & Chester will make changes to following services:
41 Mold - Treuddyn - Chester Service Withdrawn & Replaced by New Service DB3, DB4 operating at similar times.
Buses will no longer serve Broughton Retail Park. Buses will operate to revised route between Kinnerton & Chester. Buses will now Depart from Bus Stop A in Chester Frodsham St
17 Chester - Curzon Park - Saltney Ferry & 150 Chester - Dodleston - Kinnerton Service Withdrawn and Replaced by new service DB1,DB2 & DB14 Revised Timetables introduced.
For Timetables Visit: GHA Coaches Timetables
GHA Coaches will commence to operate the following New Services for Cheshire West & Chester Council
- DB5 Huntington - Chester - Laches
- DB6 Vicars Cross - Chester - Saughall
- DB8 Ince & Elton - Chester - Chester Business Park
- H4 Blacon - Countess Hosp - Chester Bus Exc
- 48 Frodsham - Kingsley - Northwich
For Timetable Information Visit: Cheshire West