Swansea Labour councillors have been successful in having a much-missed bus route reinstated in Llansamlet.
From November 1st the bus route on to Rhydyfelin at the top of Talycopa is to come back in to service after having been axed more than two years ago by First Cymru.
The absence of the route has caused residents to walk great distances and there has been pressure for a service to be made available again.
Cllr Penny Matthews said: “the news that the service to Rhydyfelin is to be reinstated is fantastic news for the area and councillors alike.
“I’ve been attending meetings with First Cymru in an effort to explain the impact taking a service bus off a regular route has on the community, and encourage them to look again at the decision.
“Labour councillors have worked relentlessly to support local residents and this positive outcome is warmly welcomed especially considering the plight of the residents over the past couple of years without a service.
“Thanks has to be given to Barrie Gilbert of the Passenger Transport Team at Swansea City Council who has been working closely with the local councillors.”
Cllr Matthews is now hoping to get another route reinstated on the Lon Enfys estate, which services around 300 homes.
“Like the one in Rhydyfelin the walk from the nearest bus stop as it stands is now quite some distance, which can be a daunting trek carrying shopping and a few children in tow,” she said.