Rhondda residents warned of bad weather travel disruption as Met Office issues yellow warning

28 January 2015

Rhondda residents are warned to check for travel updates regularly as the Met Office predicts freezing conditions across the country.

To help minimise travel disruption, Traveline Cymru is urging travelers to use its free transport information service to keep abreast of the latest changes during the predicted bad weather.

The Met Office is warning people to “be aware” and issued the following statement alongside the yellow warning: “Daytime temperatures will be near or below average and there will be some frosty nights, as temperatures fall below freezing in many areas.”

“There will also be showers or longer spells of precipitation in places, giving a mixture of rain, hail, sleet or snow, which may settle in some areas”

Laura Thomas, Marketing Officer at Traveline Cymru, said: “Whether travelling by train, bus or car, people all over the country could be affected by snow or ice.

“It is important that people are aware that public transport services will be subject to change as roads may close to maintain the health and safety of the public. Our suite of services are regularly updated with the latest travel information so we’re urging people to check them before traveling.

“We have a number of ways people can access travel information – through our bilingual website, app, call centre and via our social media channels – so we hope to keep Wales moving during the bad weather.”

Traveline Cymru provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for travel information in Wales. The not-for-profit company is based on a partnership between the Welsh Government, public transport operators in Wales and Welsh local authorities. It provides route and timetable information for all bus, coach and rail services in the country via a bilingual website www.traveline-cymru.info,  its call centre (0871 200 22 33) and a suite of services for mobile phone users, including a bilingual app.

For more information and travel updates, follow @TravelineCymru on Twitter.



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