Store stop is back on bus route after big demand
BONYMAEN residents are celebrating after getting a bus stop reintroduced on one of their city routes.
People using the First Cymru buses into the city centre complained in August that changes to the 31, 32, and 33 services meant they were no longer dropped of outside Sainsbury's Quay Parade Store but at Parc Tawe instead.
The alteration had left many bus users upset but now First Cymru has reintroduced the stop — meaning shoppers have easy access to the supermarket.
Bonymaen councillor Paul Lloyd said: "First will be redirecting their 31, 32, and 33 services to operate via Sainbury's again following requests from passengers in the ward who use the service in order to shop in the supermarket.
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"Myself and fellow ward councillor, Mandy Evans, would like to thank everyone for their support and to First Cymru for listening and taking action.
"I have told as many people as I can about it and they are just delighted.
"The message we want to get across is if people bring things to their local ward member's attention then we can try and get things done.
"Without the option of your own transport, Sainsbury's on Quay Parade is the only real convenient place for residents to shop. It is ideal for them to be dropped right outside."
The stop will begin again from Sunday, November 4.
A spokesman for First Cymru said: "Services 31, 32 and 33, will be rerouted via Fabian Way to stop outside the Quay Parade Sainsbury's instead of, as they do at present, the Parc Tawe shopping park over the road.
"These changes have been made in response to public demand and will come into effect from November 4.
"It is thought the altered route will be welcomed by shoppers, especially as the Christmas season approaches.
"The buses run during the daytime every 15 minutes, Monday to Friday, between Swansea City Bus Station and Trallwn."
In August Bonymaen resident Reg Dennis spoke of his dismay over the initial changes.
He said: "It is too far to walk, I am 76 now.
"I made some inquiries at the bus station and asked what I should do if I wanted to get a bus from Bonymaen to Sainsbury's to do my shopping, and they said I would have to go to the Quadrant now and then go back out."