D Jones & Son cease trading
D Jones & Son of Acrefair, Wrexham, ceased trading on 16 December 2017.
Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for Transport, Cllr David A Bithell, said: “In the last 24 hours Wrexham County Borough Council has received notification that the local bus operator D Jones & Son of Acrefair, Wrexham will cease trading with effect from Sunday 17th December 2017.
“This news has come without any prior warning, and the Council’s immediate priority is to ensure that statutory contracted education transport is provided. Despite the late notice, the Council has been able to secure alternative transport arrangements for entitled students for next week.
“Disruption to local bus services formally operated by D Jones & Son is inevitable. The Council has enacted its contingency plan with a view to securing as many replacement bus services as soon as we possibly can. They have been working over the weekend and will continue to work hard to secure new operators for those lost through the closure of D Jones and Sons.”
D Jones & Son is not to be confused with E Jones & Son, which operates in a similar area.
Staffords Coaches, Unicorn Travel, E Jones & Son, G Edwards & Son and Pats Coaches have taken on some services previously operated by D Jones & Son.