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Ellesmere Port to Mold Bus Service 5 to Be Operated by Arriva Buses Wales

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Arriva Buses Wales will become the new operator for the 5 service that operates between Ellesmere Port, Queensferry & Mold from Monday 16th November 2020*.

*Conflicting information on the Stagecoach website reports the 5 service will be taken over on the 16th November, and not the 9th November as this article originally stated.

There will be no changes to the existing service that operates between Ellesmere Port, Cheshire Oaks, Queensferry, Buckley and onwards to Mold. The hourly frequency of the current timetable will continue.

However, from 9th November*, Arriva Buses Wales will be using the Welsh Government funding available and will be providing a duplicate vehicle to assist with capacity at peak times. Existing scholar passes will be accepted until replacement bus pass can be issued.

Arriva Buses Wales are no stranger to the 5 route, having previously operated it as the former SP1 and SP2 on a temporary basis with Stagecoach MCSL after the demise of GHA Coaches in 2016.

The SP1 and SP2 services were later operated by Stagecoach MCSL on behalf of Flintshire County Council and renumbered 5 as part of Stagecoach's April 2018 service changes.

All blog readers are reminded that it is mandatory to wear a face covering on all public transport in England and Wales. If you're travelling for essential purposes, please ensure that your face covering is worn correctly, over both the nose and mouth. Thanks for keeping yourself and our fantastic transport community safe during these strange times.

Timetable information will be available via the Flintshire County Council website or on the Arriva Buses Wales website.

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