An extra bus is being laid on to take students to Coleg y Cymoedd at Nantgarw after complaints of overcrowding.
Plaid Cymru Aber Valley ward councillor John Roberts, who raised concerns, has been told by Caerphilly Council officials that an additional Stagecoach bus will run from Monday, September 27th.
Councillor John Roberts said: “There has been overcrowding and students from my area and Penyrheol have been arriving for lessons late because the only bus running was packed full. In fact, one parent said their son hadn’t been on time once for college.
“During the pandemic the college laid on temporary buses so the general public could use the normal service buses. But that stopped and with only one bus there has been overcrowding.”
He added: “I’ve been told by council that from Monday the 120x journey from Caerphilly at 8.23am will have a duplicate service added so that the journey is provided by two buses rather than one. This, according to officials, should provide the additional capacity needed, however, Stagecoach will continue to monitor the situation.
“I’m pleased action is being taken although I do wonder why this was not anticipated by the bus company earlier.”