Dozens of shoppers, sports fans and commuters in Cardiff city center were disappointed on Boxing Day to find no buses or trains running in the capital, despite two major sporting events including Cardiff City v Plymouth Argyle and the launch of the usual sales of Boxing Day across the country. the city.

Cardiff Bus offered a normal bus service on Saturday 23 December and a Sunday service on Sunday 24 December, although buses ran earlier than on a normal Sunday, but did not offer any bus service at Christmas or on Boxing Day. Additionally, there were no Transport for Wales trains on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Rugby fans, as well as vendors and football fans, also came to Cardiff for the Cardiff v Dragons match on Tuesday , December 26th.

WalesOnline understands that the Cardiff Bus Christmas timetable was uploaded to the Cardiff Bus website on Monday 20th November, but some residents say they were unaware of the absence of buses on Boxing Day and expected buses to run at the normal Christmas timetable. holiday. years. And some people say they were also unaware of the absence of trains on Boxing Day. For the latest Cardiff news, sign up to our newsletter here

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Later this week, from Wednesday 27th December to Friday 29th December, Cardiff buses will operate on the Saturday timetable but with additional buses on routes 27, 44, 45, 49, 50, 57 , 58, 61, 92, 94 and 95, whilst services 14, 54 and H59 (Heath Hospital Park & ​​​​​​​​​​Ride) operate on normal weekdays.

Normal train timetables are due to resume on Wednesday 27th December with the exception of the 10.15pm Mesteagh to Gloucester service on 27th and 28th December which will terminate at the Severn Tunnel Junction and a bus to Gloucester due to engineering problems. . to work.

WalesOnline has contacted Cardiff Bus for comment on the lack of bus services on Boxing Day. Transport Wales says there will be no trains running on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, as is common every year for rail companies in all over the UK.

However, there are other types of public transport in other parts of the UK. Although there were no rail services in Manchester on Boxing Day, special buses ran across Greater Manchester and trams ran every 15 minutes from 7am to midnight, with additional trams from nearby towns due to the match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford .

Additionally, Birmingham’s West Midlands Metro service launched a Sunday tram service, while a number of buses operated on Sundays in Bristol.

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