Alpine gets Fflecsi

Alpine Travel has been awarded the contract for the new Conwy Valley FFlecsi bus service recently launched in partnership with Transport for Wales and Conwy Borough Council.

Fflecsi is a bus service with a fixed start and end destination, which can adjust its route to pick up and drop off passengers anywhere within the designated Fflecsi zone.

Rather than waiting at a stop, passengers can book a journey in advance using a new app, the Fflecsi website or by phone. Passengers are given a pick-up point near their location and an arrival time for the bus. The booking system is managed by the County Council and allows Fflecsi bus passengers to get a seat guaranteed, helping with physical distancing measures.

The service is replacing the 42, 68 and 70 services around the valley, and the 19 service between Llanrwst and Cwm Penmachno. These were previously operated by Llew Jones International.

Chris Owens, Alpine Travel Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to have secured this contract which will transform public transport in the rural areas of the Conwy Valley. We are pleased to work with the Council and Transport for Wales on this scheme and look forward to once again supporting the community.”

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