Friday, 30 May 2014
Gloom in Gwynedd as Padarn Pops
Padarn Bus, one of North Wales's major operators, is to close tonight, reports BBC News. The Daily Post explains that arrests over fraud allegations have created turmoil and put the local council on alert that the company might be about to cease trading.
Gwynedd Council have now issued a press release confirming that Padarn will stop running from midnight tonight. The council is now looking to issue last-minute contracts to find other companies to operate those routes that aren't already covered by other bus services.
Many tourists could be affected as Padarn run the popular Snowdon Sherpa network of sightseeing routes. Anyone planning to use a bus route that was operated by Padarn should check with Gwynedd Council before travelling.