The 'Cardi Bach'
The service enables people to travel between local towns and villages along the south Ceredigion coast. You can also use the Cardi Bach to explore the spectacular scenery of Cardigan Bay and the Ceredigion Coast Path. .
The new Cardi Bach service started in July 2012. The bus travels along a set route between Cardigan and New Quay and can also collect you from your home or other convenient location within the "pick-up zone" which is shown on the Cardi Bach leaflet.
The Cardi Bach has been supported through the Rural Development Programme (RDP) on a twice daily basis. The current RDP programme is concluding in 2014 and the Cardi Bach service is to run until 30th September 2014.
The County Council recognises the contribution that the service makes to the local community and if resources were available would wish to continue the service beyond the conclusion of the RDP project. Whilst the Cardi Bach has proved to be popular, with 5,645 passengers over the last 12 months,the fare income is significantly less than the operating costs of the service which means that the service is not self-sustaining. Its future operation and support is also set against a backdrop of budgetary cuts facing the local authority and public sector organisations in general.
Please note that the County Council is exploring ways in which a community transport service in the area can be provided in the future. Further information will be made available on the web site as matters progress.
Operating period and timetable for 2014.
Up to the 30th September 2014 – every day except Wednesday
The Cardi Bach timetable can be found here.
Catching the bus
At bus stops and pick-up points along the route and on a 'Hail and Ride' basis so you can be picked up along the route provided it is safe to do so.
If you are unable to meet the bus at a bus stop or along the route you can arrange for the bus to pick you up at your door or from another convenient place within the zone shown on the map.
Groups of 9 people or more are strongly advised to book in advance due to the popularity of the Cardi Bach.
The bus is a low-floor vehicle for easy access.
Preseli Rural Transport Association
Web site: http://www.greendragonbus.co.uk/
The Cardi Bach is supported by
Ceredigion County Council
Natural Resources Wales