We were pleased and proud to be asked to contribute our story to this important new project, launched nationwide on 23rd June 2021. With stories of solidarity the project focuses on what we can do about economic injustice through activities bringing together examples of struggles for human rights and the arts to encourage action for change. The information sheet, video and podcast about the 65 bus can be found here
We’ve had several good news stories to report recently. The timetable was changed in March so that every service now calls at every village along the route. You can see the new timetable here.
And this week Monmouthshire County Council reported that they will be cleaning and making good every bus stop and shelter along the route. This will include cutting back greenery, washing around the stop, renewing the timetable holders and inserting copies of the new timetable at every stop.
Good Friday 2nd April – No service
Saturday 3rd April – Normal Saturday service
Easter Sunday 4th April – No service
Easter Monday 5th April – No service
Tuesday 6th April – Normal weekday service
From March 22nd 2021 there will be a new timetable for the 65 bus. All services will be routed through the villages of The Narth and Penallt. There are minor changes to the times of the buses in other villages as well. The new timetables can be found here
Here is the Christmas timetable: –
🎄Normal service up until the 23rd December
🎄Christmas Eve – Saturday service
🎄No service from 25th to the 29th
🎄30th to the 31st – Saturday service
🎄No service on the 1st January
🎄Normal service will resume on the 2nd (which is a Saturday)
We’re delighted that the full timetable will be restored from Monday 7th December, including all Saturday services and the 1715 from Chepstow to Monmouth
The 65 Bus is being featured in the Wye Valley River Festival. It’s part of the Films of Forest and Valley section. You can view the films at https://www.wyevalleyriverfestival.co.uk/films-of-the-forest-and-valley/ There are lots of interesting short films. The film about the 65 Bus is to be found on the top row
From 27th July, it will be mandatory to wear a 3 layer face covering when travelling on public transport in Wales – https://trc.cymru/face-coverings
From 26th May until at least 12th June there are 5 way temporary traffic lights in Chepstow. This has been causing severe delays to the 65 bus service and Monmouthshire County Council have therefore decided to re-route the bus for this period as follows:
- From Chepstow bus station the 65 will go via Mounton Road. This will mean only missing the BP Bus stop ( A48 Newport Road )
- From Monmouth into Chepstow the 65 will go via Welsh Street, missing out Chepstow Hospital and also the BP Bus Stop ( A48 Newport Road )
MCC will be reviewing this on a daily basis and will update us as and when changes are made.
Updates can be found on our Facebook page and Twitter feed