Cardiff Bus services are drastically changing from early next month.
The operator says funding has been cut by Welsh Government and only 80% of passengers are now using buses compared to before the pandemics, so it has to make savings.
It comes as an embarrassment for Welsh Government which will be introducing a nationwide 20mph speed limit on 17 September and wanted to get motorists out of cars and onto public transport, pedal cycles or walking.
Now Cardiff Bus has announced the ending of nine services across the Capital and to immediately surrounding areas such as Barry and Newport.
Commenting on news that almost every route is affected and nine have been scrapped completely with preparation for new default 20mph speed limits affecting journey times, Welsh Conservative Shadow Transport Minister, Natasha Asghar MS, said, “Cardiff bus provides a crucial service for the people of Cardiff and the reduction in their services will have a massive impact on those who depend upon it.
“One of the reasons depicted for the cuts in the service is Labour’s foolish default 20mph speed limit. As I have been saying all along, this ludicrous policy will have a massive negative impact on people across Wales and today we have seen the first of many casualties.
“With Labour forcing drivers off the road with their anti-car agenda, reducing public transport at the same time is nothing short of moronic.”
Cardiff Bus users have expressed their views on social media platforms this week.