This consultation closed on Monday 29th June 2015
Who will be most affected?
This scoring methodology will negatively impact upon the communities of Knighton and Presteigne as it removes the direct link to Hereford, Llandrindod and Newtown, and the community of Llanfair Caereinion as they would lose their public transport connections. To mitigate this, we would look to develop a more community based transport solution.
This option delivers 18 bus services that would provide:
- a connecting network of 7 inter-urban strategic busservice routes allowing people to get to key towns and centres of work/health in Abergavenny, Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Merthyr, Shrewsbury and Swansea.
- a retained “town” bus service for Brecon, Newtown, Welshpool and Ystradgynlais.
- a further 7 routes connecting more rural communities.
- a network carrying around 883,285 passengers per year, costing approximately £1.8m per annum and covering 2,244,885 kilometres.
How did we come up with this option?
This option has been devised by taking the cost of providing the service and dividing the total number of passenger journeys made during the 2014-15 financial year.
This methodology whilst more simple in its approach, takes no account of the wider socio-economic factors that we used in Option 1. Please see Tables showing route costings - Option 2.