A POPULAR bus service has been restarted in Ceredigion.

The Cardi Bach bus service (552) had previously been stopped, which led to many complaints from residents, but has now resumed, allowing travel between two of the county’s bigger towns.

The service resumed on Thursday, July 20 and operates between New Quay and Cardigan.

Currently, the service is operating on a set timetable, but a new timetable is expected to be registered by the Traffic Commissioner at the start of August.

The current timetable means that the service will leave Cardigan at 8.42am and 2.10pm on a Friday and Saturday, arriving in New Quay at 10.34am and 3.57pm respectively. On these dates, the service leaves New Quay at 11.12am and 4.22pm, arriving in Cardigan at 1.08pm and 6.18pm respectively.

This service is also operating on a Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the above times.

On a Thursday, the service runs from Llangrannog at 9.40am and 2pm, arriving in Cardigan at 10.27am and 2.35pm respectively. It will leave Cardigan at 9.05am and 1.05pm and arrive in Llangrannog at 9.38am and 1.50pm respectively.

The service also stops at Gwbert, Aberporth, Penmorfa, Pontgarreg and Llangrannog.

Councillor Keith Henson, Ceredigion County Council member for highways and environmental services and carbon management, said: “This is an important service for local people and visitors alike.

“As well as providing access to the fantastic Ceredigion section of the Wales Coast Path the journey is an attraction in itself. As well as journeys along the coastline itself, the Cardi Bach provides opportunities to travel further afield with connections to other services which include the TrawsCymru services.

“I sincerely hope that people make use of the service as this will support efforts to retain it in the longer term.”

The Cardi Bach service is funded by the Welsh Government.