BUSES will stop again at a shopping outlet in St Asaph after the site was axed from a route earlier this year due to the 20mph speed limit enforcement.

In January, Arriva Cymru withdrew the Tweedmill shopping outlet bus stop, and the village of Llandegla, from the 51 and X51 service due to punctuality issues following the 20mph rollout.

Arriva Cymru has carried out a review of the 51 service timetable, following the issues and comments raised since making the decision to pull out of the on-site Tweedmill stop.

It has now made the decision to serve it again, at peak times of the day only, from September 1.

The new timetable is yet to be finalised, Arriva said.


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Gareth Davies, MS for the Vale of Clwyd, said: “I am delighted at Arriva Cymru’s announcement that Tweedmill’s onsite bus stop will be reintroduced to the 51 bus route during peak times.

“Elderly shoppers should not have to be ferried to the side of a busy road, putting their safety at risk, so I am thrilled that this will come to an end.

 “I’d like to thank Dr James Davies (former Vale of Clwyd MP) and Cllr James Elson (Trefnant ward) for assisting my work with all parties involved to find a workaround for the disruption caused by 20mph and ensuring the safety of passengers and Tweedmill’s customers.”

In January, the Journal reported that customers were left feeling angry and "isolated" after the service was cut.

Cllr Elson added: “I am delighted that Arriva have reconsidered their decision to skip the stop at The Tweedmill shopping outlet on the grounds of time lost to the 20mph zones.

“The alternative bus stop across the busy A525 was a serious danger to customers and staff who should be encouraged not deterred in using the bus to go shopping.

“Thank you, Gareth Davies MS and Cllr Pauline Edwards (Denbigh Caledfryn Henllan ward) in helping me make this happen.

“I think it is a victory to common sense and co-operation. Thank you, Arriva.”

The Tweedmill, spread across 50,000 square ft, sells clothes, homeware, gifts, garden items and benefits from a café and farm shop.