PLANS to cancel two bus routes to Penarth have alarmed residents.

The 95a and 95b bus routes will cease to serve Penarth from Sunday 31 March 2019.

Cardiff Bus said on their website that Service 95A will run to Cardiff West park and ride and Llandough Hospital only, with journeys to Penarth withdrawn.

Service 95B will now run to Cardiff West park and ride only, with journeys to both Llandough and Penarth dropped.

Sue Forsyth, a member of the community along Redlands Road, said: “We had a meeting about the bus service along the road.

“Most residents in the area are pensioners and rely on the buses to get about. Many of the elderly are infirm and have only the bus to get them around.

“If the bus goes they unable to get about - particularly up to the hospital, which is one of the stops - but also up to town to shop. If it goes, they will be isolated even more as it the only way to get out and about in the community.

“Taxis are too expensive and many don’t have family to help.

“It is terrible that this part of Penarth is going to be virtually cut off transport wise,and again it is the older generation who are to suffer.

“Not everyone has cars and the parking situation is bad up there anyway. Here is hoping that something can be done to stop this side of Penarth being cut off - there are a lot of lonely people who would suffer immeasurably.”

Cardiff Bus, who are run entirely by Cardiff Council, have been asked to comment.

Miles Punter, Vale of Glamorgan Council Director for Neighbourhood Services and Transport, said: “Cardiff Bus commercially operate Services 95A and 95B, therefore the Vale Council is not responsible for the decision to alter their routes.

“While there is not currently scope within our budget to maintain the current route of Services 95a and 95B through to Penarth, the Council does support the N.A.T. Group operated Services 89A and 89B from Dinas Powys and Llandough to Penarth and then on to Cardiff.”