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Fflecsi DRT service to be extended to Blaenau Gwent

Transport for Wales (TfW) will further extend its Fflecsi demand-responsive transport (DRT) trial on 14 June when the concept replaces two Stagecoach South Wales fixed-route services in Blaenau Gwent. A pair of Mellor Strata-bodied Mercedes-Benz Sprinters have been purchased for the new service and they will be operated by Stagecoach.

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  • Fflecsi DRT service to be extended to Blaenau GwentTransport for Wales (TfW) will further extend its Fflecsi demand-responsive transport (DRT) trial on 14 June when the concept replaces two Stagecoach South Wales fixed-route services in Blaenau Gwent. A pair of Mellor Strata-bodied Mercedes-Benz Sprinters have been purchased for the new service and they will be operated by Stagecoach.
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