RHODRI CLARK tells the story of the bus operations of Llew Jones, an independent operator in rural North Wales, which expanded significantly last year when unexpected opportunities presented themselves

Optare Versa YJ14 BHO, an 11.7m model new to Lewis Coaches, operating service X5 between Corwen and Llangollen on 4 March. It is a continuation of a 55 service from Ruthin to Corwen. RHODRI CLARK

At Llew Jones’s Llanrwst offices, 2016 started like any other year. Little did the managers know that by the year end their company, based in the beautiful Conwy Valley, would be employing 30% more staff, operating scheduled bus services across a wide swathe of North Wales and running scheduled coaches as far away as London and Essex.


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