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The bus routes Cardiff Bus is scrapping and the other timetable changes it is making next year; Here's what you need to know.

Byline: Katie-Ann Gupwell

Bus users will see some routes removed from theCardiffBus timetable in the new year.

The routes will stop and some changes will be made to other timetables from Sunday, January 7.

These are the three routes being entirely removed:

There are also several other timetable changes detailed below.

Cardiff Bus said it has to make the changes to ensure the network has a future in the long-run.

Commercial manager Gareth Stevens said: "Looking ahead for 2018, we have had to reassess some of our services to ensure the long-term viability of our network.

"Regrettably this has involved us having to revise frequencies on some routes which see lighter usage.

"Unfortunately, we have also had to withdraw service 41, 56 and the Sunday service on X59.

"This is not a decision that we have taken lightly.

"The only means of paying for these services is the fares taken directly on the bus.

"The level of usage we have seen on these three routes mean that we are no longer able to operate them."

Cancelling service 56 will mean the bus stops on Dorchester Avenue, Baron's Court Road and Blenheim Road will not be served.

But services 1, 2, 52, 57, 58, 64 and 65 will continue serving the Penylan area.

Mr Stevens said two routes to the new Eastern High School in Trowbridge will start for the new term.

He said: "While we appreciate this may be disappointing for some passengers, this decision was unavoidable as Cardiff Bus aims to balance the need to provide a high-quality, and affordable travel across the city."

Services 8. 9 and 9A

Between Mondays and Fridays service 8 from the University Hospital of Wales will be revised to depart at 5.15am.

On Saturdays there will also be a revised timetable operating between 8.30am and 7.30pm.

Service 15

Minor timetable adjustments to timetables between Mondays and Fridays.

On Saturdays the 9.42am bus to the city centre will be withdrawn due to very low usage.

Services 17 and 18

There will be early morning departures between 4.30am and 5am.

Services will also be revised from Mondays to Fridays and on Saturdays.

Additionally, journeys on service 17 will operate inbound via Westgate Street - not via Neville Street and Tudor Street.

Journeys will set-down at Westgate Street KD, KJ and then end at Westgate Street KL circling Southgate House.

Services 21 and 23

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays at certain times throughout the day.

There will also be changes to the Saturday afternoon service.

The last journey on service 23 will also not continue to the city centre.

Services 24 and 25

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays.

Service 27

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays.

Between Monday to Friday two departures will start at Lisvane (Heol-y-Delyn) and operate via Heol-y-Delyn, Mill Road, Station Road, Cherry Orchard Road, Heol Hir, Excalibur Drive to start the standard 27 route to the city centre.

Services 28, 28A and 28B

Between Monday and Friday the 7am (28) and 7.22am (28A) have revised timings.

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Service 41

Service withdrawn.

Services 44, 45 and 45B

Revised morning timetable Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays - only on certain journeys.

Services 49 and 50

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays.

The service will operate up to every 10 minutes.

Service 51

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays.

Service 53

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays.

Service 54

The 8.52am departure from Cyncoed will end at Westgate Street and will not run to Channel View.

The 7.40am journey from Cyncoed will also be extended beyond the city centre to Channel View.

The 8.50am departure from Channel View has also been revised to leave at 8.45am.

Service 56

Service withdrawn.

Services 57 and 58

Certain afternoon journeys will be revised Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays.

Service 61

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays.

Drivers are being urged to avoid travelling on 'Frantic Friday'

Service 63 and 63A

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays.

Services 64, 64A and 65

Service 64A withdrawn.

Between Monday and Friday the 6.20am service 65 will depart at 6.25am and operate five minutes later throughout.

On arrival at St Mellons after serving Llanrumney this journey will call at the new Eastern High School at Trowbridge.

The 1.25pm departure from the city centre will be re-timed from the University Hospital of Wales to St Mellons and will additionally call at the new Eastern High School in Trowbridge.

The first two morning journeys to the city centre that start in Pentrebane will be extended to start at Llantrisant Road (BBC Studios) and serve Danescourt before Pentrebane. Additionally, the new 6.56am from the BBC Studios, Llantrisant Road, will divert via Keyston Road in place of revised morning peak timetable on service 66.

There will also be a revised timetable on Saturdays and Sundays.

Service 66

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays. A replacement morning journey has also been put in place.

Service 86

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays. There will also be a replacement between Monday and Friday in the mornings.

Two starting journeys on service 27 will be extended to start from Lisvane.

Service 95

Revised afternoon timetable at peak times.

Services 95A, 95B and 95C

From Mondays to Fridays the 8.13am departure from Penarth will be re-timed to depart at 8.03am and run at revised times for the rest of the journey.

The 5.25pm departure from Cardiff will also only run to Penarth.

Service 98

There will be an additional journey at 9.27am from Morrisons to Highlight Park.

This will run via Tynewydd Road and not King Square.

Service 530

The revised route will run to the new Eastern High School.

MET Rider

Revised timetable.

Service X45

Certain morning journeys will be revised Mondays to Fridays.

Service X59

Sunday service withdrawn.

Service X91

Revised timetable Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays. The service has also been reduced to one morning and one afternoon round trip.

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