We’ll rue the loss of country buses, those community centres on wheels | Catherine Shoard

We’ll rue the loss of country buses, those community centres on wheels | Catherine Shoard
We need them more than ever. And yet, as is painfully obvious in south-east Wales, they are disappearing from our roads

In 1938, Dylan Thomas went to Laugharne: “just came, one day, for the day, and never left; got off the bus, and forgot to get on again”. You can still do that these days – to visit his boathouse and Brown’s hotel, and take a wet walk up Sir John’s Hill – if you’re a wayfaring sort with change for the fare.

Most crucially, you have to travel on a Monday to Saturday. No buses depart from Carmarthen bus station on a Sunday any more. None at all. Not to Laugharne, not to Llansteffan, not to Kidwelly or Pendine or any of the other lovely resorts that are home for locals and great tips for tourists. Not in winter, not in summer.

On a bus, common cause unites you. You are all going in the same direction

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Source: Guardian Transport

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