An electric minibus has started operating on local routes in and around the rural market town of Ruthin, five years after a trial found the area unsuitable for electric buses.
On March 14, the Ruthin Fflecsi service replaced fixed-timetable services 173 (Ruthin town), 172 (Ruthin-Clawddnewydd/Derwen) and 176 (Ruthin-Llanelidan/Graigfechan). Passengers must book their journeys no less than an hour ahead.
The service is operated by a fully electric 15-seat minibus, acquired with support from the Welsh Government and the Welsh Government Energy Service. Denbighshire County Council is the service operator. The council recharges the Mercedes-Benz/ EVM e-Cityline in Ruthin, which is the county town.