Cardiff Bus has announced it will be transferring some of its services to its sister company Vale Busline Limited.
Vale Busline Limited, which was incorporated in May 1995, will be increasing frequency on Cardiff Bus’ lower volume routes in order to grow the market in these areas.
The new services will be launched in the summer and routes and timings are currently being finalised.
While Vale Busline will maintain a separate identity, have different livery on its fleet and have its own website, buses will still operate from Cardiff Bus’ depot on Sloper Road and customers will be able to access the website and information from Cardiff Bus’ website.
Cardiff Bus’ customers will also still be able to use their tickets and iff app on the Vale Busline’s routes.
Cynthia Ogbonna, managing director of Cardiff Bus, said:
“We are continually looking for ways to improve the commercial viability of our business, while still maintaining our services and better serve the people of Cardiff and the surrounding areas.
“Vale Busline Limited has been part of our family of companies since 1995.
“Following Board approval and having taken legal advice, we recently applied to the Traffic Commissioner's Office for authority to operate. Now approved, it gives Vale Busline its own licences meaning we can now run services on our lower volume routes.
“Details regarding services and times are currently being discussed, but we are looking to launch the new service in time for the summer holidays.
“Our Union partners have been informed about this development and we do not anticipate any redundancies from these changes.
“We hope our customers will take advantage of the increased services and that it is a great success.”