North East Wales

Rural Denbighshire bus service replaced by taxis

A bus service in rural Denbighshire has been scrapped and passengers encouraged to use subsidised taxis instead after it worked out cheaper for the council.

Buses will no longer run from Nantglyn, Prion and Saron to Denbigh but people will be able to call a taxi for the same fare.

Denbighshire council will subsidise the additional cost, saying cabs worked out cheaper and more flexible for the little-used route.

The taxis will run Mondays to Fridays.

In a statement, the council said: "Passenger numbers on the bus service have fallen significantly and a taxi option is now cheaper and more flexible.

"Bus journeys at school times, however, are not affected and passengers may continue to board these journeys as usual."

Passengers need to contact the taxi operator, Vale Taxis, by 17:00 BST the day before travel, the council added.

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