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Wales tries hybrid Fflecsi and smaller vehicle to tackle high DRT costs

Rhodri Clark
19 July 2023
Denbigh’s existing Fflecsi service uses a larger vehicle than needed, but the new service for the rural hinterland will use a smaller vehicle
Denbigh’s existing Fflecsi service uses a larger vehicle than needed, but the new service for the rural hinterland will use a smaller vehicle

 

A Fflecsi DRT bus service in Wales has been converted to a hybrid of demand-responsive and fixed route services, depending on the time of day. It will provide services from 05.30 to 23.00 at a cost which is judged affordable amid severe pressures on Welsh funding.

In a separate innovation, a new rural Fflecsi service is launching this month using a smaller vehicle which is in keeping with the very low passenger numbers per vehicle journey that characterise Demand Responsive Transport...

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