Stagecoach South Wales

Stagecoach South Wales have said that, due to proposed strike action from members of the Unite union, there will be service disruptions to most services across Blackwood, Brynmawr, Pontypool and Cwmbran areas from Tuesday 19th October

Services across Aberdare, Caerphilly town (except Service 26), Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf are not affected. 

Propose strike dates are as follows:

  • 19th October until 23rd October
  • 25th October
  • 29th October and 30th October
  • 1st November until 6th November
  • 8th November and 9th November
  • 12th November

We will not be able to update our Journey Planner and Timetables page to reflect these changes, so please follow Stagecoach South Wales on Twitter @StagecoachWales and the Stagecoach South Wales website for the latest updates. If you need any help planning your journey, please ring our Freephone number on 0800 464 00 00.


Unless stated otherwise, services listed as disrupted will not run on strike days.


Blackwood areas:

  • Services disrupted: 1A, 5, 9, 12, 14, 21, 26, 52, R1, R2, X15 and school services.
  • Schools/college services disrupted: 91, 95, 96, 98, X15, 151
  • The evening journeys on Service 50 will not run from Newport at 1905, 2005 and 2105. Evening journeys from Bargoed will not run at 2016, 2116 and 2216.
  • Daytime journeys on Service 56 will not run but the evening journeys will continue to run at 1900, 1930, 2030 from Newport and 2045 and 2145 from Tredegar.
  • Service 151 will be running a limited timetable on Friday 12 November.


Abergavenny, Blaenavon, Cwmbran, Hereford and Pontypool:

  • Services disrupted: 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 46, 47, 83, X3, X24
  • Schools/college services disrupted: 2, 82, 97, 15, 23, 810, 815, X3
  • School services: STA1, STA2 will run
  • Please contact your school to find out arrangements for Services 801, 802, 803, 807
  • School service 820 will not run
  • Service X24 will be running a limited timetable on Friday 12 November.


Brwynmawr, Ebbw Vale and Abertillery areas:

  • Services disrupted: 1A, 3, 52, 56, E3, X4, X15, fflecsi Blaenau Gwent and school services*
  • Service X4 will run between Abergavenny and Cardiff but will not serve Bailey Street or Brynmawr bus station and will divert via the A4047 in both directions. The last stop will be at Bryn Farm Estate. Journeys between Brynmawr and Merthyr Tydfil will not run.
  • Schools/college services disrupted: X4

On Friday 12 November, fflecsi Blaenau Gwent buses will run at the following times:

Zone 1: from 07:30 until 12:30 and 14:30 until 18:00

Zone 2: Stagecoach are unable to run any zone 2 journeys on strike days 



Passengers will be unable to buy dayrider or megarider tickets on the buses affected during strike days. Only single tickets will be issued by our drivers.

Most services in the areas mentioned above will be affected by the strike action. Therefore, customers are encouraged to buy single tickets on the day from the driver rather than buying in advance on the Stagecoach website or app. 

If you have already bought a ticket on the Stagecoach website or app in advance in any of the areas mentioned above, these can still be used if the service is running.

If you have any questions about tickets, please contact: southwales.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com.