Sunday bus route to end after Operator's Licence withdrawn

The only commercial bus service operating in Pembrokeshire on a Sunday is to cease as the operator, WH Collins and Co. Limited, has had its Operator’s Licence withdrawn by the Traffic Commissioner.

The only commercial bus service operating in Pembrokeshire on a Sunday is to cease as the operator, WH Collins and Co. Limited, has had its Operator’s Licence withdrawn by the Traffic Commissioner.

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The only commercial bus service operating in Pembrokeshire on a Sunday is to cease.

The 302 service between Haverfordwest and Milford Haven will stop after this weekend (Sunday, August 31st) as the operator, WH Collins and Co. Limited, has had its Operator’s Licence withdrawn by the Traffic Commissioner following a public inquiry.

WH Collins has been operating the service commercially following the withdrawal of the preceding Silcox service which ceased when Pembrokeshire County Council were no longer able to provide a subsidy.

The subsidy was withdrawn because of a reduction in funding from Welsh Government.

Since receiving confirmation of the news relating to WH Collins, the Council has made strenuous efforts to engage with other local operators with regard to providing a Haverfordwest to Milford Haven Sunday service.

However, with no possibility of subsidy, the council has been unable to convince any other local operator to run a replacement commercial bus.

Contractors have been found to operate the 19 school bus routes previously operated by WH Collins.

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10:16am Fri 29 Aug 14

Gogledd says...

I dont know the story behind this....but when I read that there is no Sunday bus service its like something from the dark ages.
I dont know the story behind this....but when I read that there is no Sunday bus service its like something from the dark ages. Gogledd
  • Score: 6

10:41am Fri 29 Aug 14

Bilbo101 says...

This is very poor reporting. Why exactly did WH Collins have its Operator’s Licence withdrawn ? Surely this would not have been too difficult for WT reporters to find out.
This is very poor reporting. Why exactly did WH Collins have its Operator’s Licence withdrawn ? Surely this would not have been too difficult for WT reporters to find out. Bilbo101
  • Score: 7

3:24pm Fri 29 Aug 14

teifion says...

oh diddums, surely your daddy can get you a HUGE porsche to go to work in?

If not become a councillor and get "expenses"
oh diddums, surely your daddy can get you a HUGE porsche to go to work in? If not become a councillor and get "expenses" teifion
  • Score: -10

9:53pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Gogledd says...

It would appear that they didnt meet the criteria re having enough money in the bank to back them...106K...should
nt have thought that this was or should be an issue, shouldnt the issue be whether or not you run the busses safely, and on time, not how much your company has in the bank...or am I just missing the point.....whole lot doesnt make sense to me...but maybe thats the EU for you....nuff said...seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face to me....
It would appear that they didnt meet the criteria re having enough money in the bank to back them...106K...should nt have thought that this was or should be an issue, shouldnt the issue be whether or not you run the busses safely, and on time, not how much your company has in the bank...or am I just missing the point.....whole lot doesnt make sense to me...but maybe thats the EU for you....nuff said...seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face to me.... Gogledd
  • Score: 3

10:16pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Tttoommy says...

teifion wrote:
oh diddums, surely your daddy can get you a HUGE porsche to go to work in?

If not become a councillor and get "expenses"
get over it, BPJ and thecouncillors are allowed to get away with things where most ppl get sacked for -ask the Dyfed Powys Police "mother lodge"
[quote][p][bold]teifion[/bold] wrote: oh diddums, surely your daddy can get you a HUGE porsche to go to work in? If not become a councillor and get "expenses"[/p][/quote]get over it, BPJ and thecouncillors are allowed to get away with things where most ppl get sacked for -ask the Dyfed Powys Police "mother lodge" Tttoommy
  • Score: -4

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