Press Release - Latest News and Announcements
Upcoming News and Changes for 2014
Revised timetable on Vale Travel 2V Wrexham - Cefn Mawr. New 2V
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also be withdrawn.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.
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.
Timetable changes to Cheshire East 6E Leighton Hospital to Crewe
evening service. Journeys will no longer serve the Rail House. - 6E Changes
A revised timetable on Brymbo 15, Barkers Lane 44 and a new hourly Service
43, which will run from Wrexham Bus Station to Norfolk Road (via
current 44 route), then to Wrexham Industrial Estate.
Meanwhile two new Shropshire Services are starting with Bryn Melyn Ltd...
- 205 Whitchurch Town Circular
- 96 Telford - Shrewsbury
...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
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.
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
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
New Service launched in Flintshire between Sealand Manor
and Mold, running every 2 hours Mon-Sat. 8 Sealand Manor - Shotton -
Queensferry - Northop - Mold
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
The new 9 and X9 Timetables are now published. New 9 Timetable - New X9 Timetable
Wrexham Shoppa 101 Service will end from the above date.
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
21 (New Service) Chester Bus Exchange - Hoole Road - Mickle Trafford - Helsby - Frodsham
(Mon-Sat and Sunday and Bank Hol)
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Real Ale Trail Flintshire Website
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
On the request of Wrexham County Bourough Council, fares on school buses will increase
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
Important changes to concessionary travel in Cheshire
If you carry a concessionary pass and use it in Cheshire please click the image below
We have been informed by Flintshire, Denbighshire and Gwynedd Council that new fares will apply for BwsAbout, DeeRover and RedRover tickets from the 1st April 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
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)
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
272 Neston - Arrowe Park Hospital will cease to operate, this service was run on a temporary short term basis.
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.
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
Sunday and Bank Holiday GHA Service T3 Wrexham to Barmouth renamed back to X94 - X94 Barmouth Bus Timetable
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
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Ellesmere Port town services 6 and 7 will have timetable amendments. Service 7 will now extend to Rivacre.
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
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.
Revised 5 timetable which also has extra journeys in the morning and evening. Read the new timetable - Service 5 - Wrexham to Llangollen Bus Timetable
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.
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.
Minor improvements and timetable changes to Service 6 (Wrexham - Ruabon) and
Service 146 (Wrexham - Whitchurch).
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.
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.
Ruthin to Betws GG, Ruthin Town Service and Ruthin to Llanelidan
now have new timetables. Fflecsi/Flexi Ruthin Service