Newidiadau Trafnidiaeth Bws Eryri - Snowdonia Bus Transport Changes

Posted by Eben Muse on 31/03/2022
Sherpa Buses will be more frequent and offer more services this summer. Photo: Ray Wood.

Bus services to a range of mountain locations in Eryri (Snowdonia) are due to expand this summer, after much demand in recent years and chaos during busy periods. The new changes will be in place from the 9th of April and will remain until the end of September.

There will now be buses from Llanberis to Pen y Pass at fifteen-minute intervals, in addition to expanded services from Bangor, Caernarfon, and Porthmadog. This aims to reduce strain on nearby car parks and verges. This will potentially free up some space at smaller car parks for climbers and other recreational users who are not seeking to use popular ‘honey pot’ paths.

Services will be operated by Gwynfor Coaches using accessible low-floor vehicles and will cost £5 for a day ticket (£2.50 for a child), singles are £2 and a return £3, with contactless payment accepted. There is not yet a full map of current services, however the full tables can be found here, and the S (Sherpa) services from the 9th of April can be summed up as follows:

S1: Caernarfon – Llanberis – Betws y Coed

S2: Bangor - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

S3: Beddgelert - Caernarfon – Dinorwic

S4: Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert – Porthmadog

S5: Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

With the first bus running (from Llanberis) at 7:10am and the last bus back at 7:30pm.

The expansion of bus services is timely, after changes to the popular Pen y Pass car park resulted in the installation of a pre-booking only system during busy times of year, with plate recognition cameras installed to combat irresponsible parking. Changes also resulted in a significant increase in prices last year, with an 8-hour booking costing £18, 24 hours costing £25, or £40 for 24 hours via the website justpark.com.

Other options for travel include using the BMC’s newly launched Liftshare site. According to Gwynfor Coaches, bikes are also allowed to be brought on to the buses unless they are too full.

Cymraeg:

Mae gwasanaethau bws i amrywiaeth o leoliadau mynyddig yn Eryri am gael eu ehangu yr haf yma, ar ôl anhrefn yn ystod cyfnodau prysur dros y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Bydd y newidiadau newydd yn eu lle o’r 9fed o Ebrill ac yn parhau tan ddiwedd mis Medi.

Bydd bysiau yn rhedeg o Lanberis i Ben y Pass bob pymtheg munud, yn ogystal ag ehangu gwasanaethau o Fangor, Caernarfon, a Phorthmadog i’r ardal. Nod hyn yw lleihau’r straen ar feysydd parcio ac ymylon ffyrdd cyfagos. Mae hi’n bosib y bydd hyn yn rhyddhau rhywfaint o le mewn meysydd parcio llai ar gyfer dringwyr a defnyddwyr hamdden eraill nad ydynt yn ceisio defnyddio llwybrau ‘pot mêl’ poblogaidd.

Bydd gwasanaethau’n cael eu gweithredu gan Gwynfor Coaches gan ddefnyddio cerbydau llawr isel hygyrch a bydd yn costio £5 am docyn diwrnod (£2.50 i blentyn), a derbynnir taliadau digyswllt. Nid oes map llawn eto o’r gwasanaethau presennol, ond bynnag mae’r tablau llawn i’w gweld yma, a gellir crynhoi gwasanaethau S (Sherpa) o’r 9fed o Ebrill fel a ganlyn:

S1: Caernarfon – Llanberis – Betws y Coed

S2: Bangor - Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

S3: Beddgelert - Caernarfon – Dinorwic

S4: Pen-y-Pass - Beddgelert – Porthmadog

S5: Llanberis - Pen-y-Pass

Gyda'r bws cyntaf yn y bore am 7:10yb (o Lanberis), a'r bws olaf am 7:30yh.

Mae ehangu gwasanaethau bws yn amserol, ar ôl i newidiadau i faes parcio poblogaidd Pen y Pass arwain at osod system archebu ymlaen llaw yn unig ar adegau prysur o’r flwyddyn, gyda chamerâu adnabod platiau wedi’u gosod i frwydro yn erbyn parcio anghyfrifol. Arweiniodd newidiadau hefyd at gynnydd sylweddol mewn prisiau y llynedd, gydag archeb 8 awr yn costio £18, 24 awr yn costio £25, neu £40 am 24 awr drwy'r wefan justpark.com .

Mae opsiynau teithio eraill yn cynnwys defnyddio gwefan Liftshare sydd newydd ei lansio gan y BMC. Yn ôl Gwynfor Coaches, mae hawl hefyd i ddod â beiciau ar y bysiau oni bai eu bod yn rhy llawn.


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