Wrexham based D Jones & Son to Cease Trading

Wrexham based D Jones & Son to Cease Trading
A D Jones & Son Alexander Dennis Dart with MCV Evolution bodywork on the 5 to Llangollen.Macauley Pugh

D Jones & Son is to cease trading after last service on Saturday 16th December 2017. Preparations are underway by Denbighshire and Wrexham councils to cover school bus service contracts from Monday 18th December 2017.

Acrefair based company D Jones & Son which operates bus routes in and around the Wrexham area will cease trading after last service on Saturday 16th December 2017.

The company has been trading since the late 1960’s and is most notable for their smart looking blue and white livery. As with many small bus companies, D Jones & Son was founded around providing in school transport as well as private hire work using minibuses. As the bus company grew, larger vehicles were obtained with the addition of various midibuses such as Optare Versas and a few coaches for private hire work.

This morning, however, Denbighshire Council issued a notice informing people of school transport changes, that said: “D Jones & Son, the bus company, has informed us that they will cease trading after last operation on Saturday December 16th, 2017.”

“This affects school and public transport in the Llangollen area. The County Council has made arrangements to cover the school bus from the Chirk & Froncysyllte area to Ysgol Dinas Brân on and from Monday December 18th until the end of term with alternative operator E Jones & Son.”

“Bus services will continue to operate between Llangollen and Wrexham on service 5 (Arriva) and service Traws Cymru T3 (Lloyd’s Coaches).”

“Pupils who catch buses from the Wrexham direction who normally use D Jones service 5/5C are warned that there may be insufficient seats at school times to and from Ysgol Dinas Brân. Arriva services continue to operate every 40 minutes.”

For further updates see the wrexham.com website where further details will be published as they are announced.

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  • Ross Ralph
    January 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

    That is a terrible shame to see D Jones & Son cease trading. I see Pat’s Coaches now operate the 146 service – very handy that is. Keep up the good work lads.


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