Labour Local authority-owned Cardiff Bus is setting up a new low-cost operation which
PASSENGERS on some Cardiff Bus routes will soon see their services switched this year to a different company – which is also owned by Cardiff council.
is euphemism for cuts to pay and conditions called Vale Busline Ltd. Labour Councillors, many sponsored by trade unions should be ashamed of themselves. Labour Cllr Ben Thomas blames closure of the bus station and he'd be right as it is near impossible to find your bus stop and when you do you find inadequate bus shelters and cuts to services but the labour group decided to put developers needs first. Could this lead to privatisation and sell off of Cardiff Bus and the new Vale Busline? Could this lead to amalgamation with NAT? More here Cardiff Bus to transfer services to sister firm
Cllr Ben Thomas
Vale Busline will have the same senior managers and directors as Cardiff Bus, and even use the same depot in Leckwith.
But its vehicles will carry a different livery, its drivers will probably be recruited on different terms and conditions – and they might even give change
VBL has been registered with Companies House for some years but lain dormant. It has the same directors and non-executive directors as Cardiff Bus. It has now received authorisation from the Traffic Commissioner to operate 20 vehicles from the Cardiff Bus depot in Sloper Road.