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The Welsh Government has described Stagecoach's announcement that it will be cutting services, as 'disappointing.'
Bus operator Stagecoach has confirmed cuts to its services in south Wales, following reductions in funding from the Welsh Government.
The company says it has been forced to cut the size of its bus fleet in Wales by 10 per cent and a number of bus services will be discontinued or reduced in frequency from the summer.Affected areas include Monmouthshire, Newport, Chepstow and Blaenau Gwent.
Stagecoach is currently consulting with union representatives over the closure of its Brynmawr depot, where 77 staff are employed, in July.
The Welsh Government has responded to the news that Stagecoach will reduce its bus services in parts of Wales.
The trade union Unite says the decision by bus company Stagecoach to close its depot in Brynmawr is 'disappointing and distressing'.
Seventy-seven members of staff work at the site.
Stagecoach says it's working with trade union representatives over the impact on jobs, although they say some staff will be offered redeployment.
Bus company, Stagecoach, has announced it will make a number of cuts to services from this summer. The company blames investment cuts by the Welsh Government.
Stagecoach claim the Welsh Government cut bus service support by 25%, but the Transport Minister says this figure is exaggerated.
The services affected include those Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Caerphilly and Rhondda Cynon Taf.
The company also says it will close its depot in Brynmawr this July - where 77 staff are employed. Bosses are currently consulting with trade union representatives over the impact on jobs, although they say some staff will be offered redeployment.
The Welsh Government plans to make a £24million cut to the country’s concessionary travel scheme which operators have warned will have a further impact on bus passengers and bus workers unless it is reversed.
Stagecoach says it will decide whether to mount a legal challenge depending on the Welsh Government's response this Friday.
The Welsh Government has been asked for a response.