The Daffodil Line: En Route to Year 2?

Though it’s only a little over six months since the new Daffodil Line Bus service started running back in April we are already busy planning for year two. Before we commit to another year of bus service, and ask councils for a little financial support towards that, we need to take a closer look at how things are going so far. 

New 232 Daffodil Line Timetable from 2nd July

New 232 Daffodil Line timetable which comes into operation from 2nd July 2023. The timetable has only minor changes, and still offers a service every 2 hours between Ross-on-Wye, Newent and Ledbury, 7 days a week, including Friday and Saturday evenings. The small adjustments made should ensure more reliability and better punctuality.

Sorry We’re Late!

The new 232 Daffodil Line has many things going for it, but so far perfect punctuality hasn’t been one of them. If you’re wondering why the bus is so often late and what we are planning to do to fix that, read on. 

Standing Room Only

We’d like to say a huge “Thank You” to everyone who made our first day on the Daffodil Line so much fun, and to everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen. Support from all the communities along the line was outstanding, And when the 10.55 left Newent for ross we were standing room only.

Sunday is D-Day – Join Us in Sending Off the Bus

We are equal parts excited and nervous now that we are finally at launch day for the 232 Daffodil Line. Sunday 2nd of April is Daffodil Line Day and we hope that you will be able to join the mayors of our towns in sending the bus off on its first day. 

232 Daffodil Line Timetable

Here it is! Sorry about the delay in getting this out – we only got the final, final sign-off this morning. Paper versions will be widely available next week. We’ll be reviewing as we go along, to see what’s working and what isn’t and there will be room for tweaks and improvements as we go. … Read more

Wye Not Treat Yourself and Support the Daffodil Line Too?

Just because we now have a start date of 2nd of April for the Daffodil Line doesn’t mean the fundraising stops – far from it. Like any good parents, we have to make sure our “new arrival” has all the support it needs to thrive. So we’re very thankful for a pledge of support from Newent’s new foodie destination, the Wye Inn. 

Look What We Found!

We are delighted to announce that the contract for operation of the new 232 Daffodil Line bus service has been awarded to local operator DRM Bus and the new service will start on Sunday 2nd April. 

Parish Councils Climbing Aboard

We are now in the final stages of our Start-Up fundraising for the new 232 Daffodil Line bus service between Ross-on-Wye, Newent, and Ledbury, and we hope to have the service on the road in time for Easter.  This week we’ve received pledges of financial support from Dymock and Linton Parish councils – thank you!  … Read more

Local Business The Malvern Bookshop Donates £5,000 to Bus Campaign

We are delighted to have received a donation of £5,000 towards our campaign to restore a regular bus service between Ross-on-Wye, Newent and Ledbury.  The Malvern Bookshop, based in Abbey Road, Great Malvern specialises in antiquarian and quality second-hand books. Although the bookshop is not directly on the route, proprietor Rosie Pothecary explained why the … Read more

New Bus Connection To Rail At Ledbury

Although fundraising for our new bus service is our main focus right now as we get nearer to our target we are starting to do some work on the practicalities and logistics of the bus service,  And the more we listen to feedback the more ways we are finding of making the new service better … Read more

Service 232 Proposal

Buses4Us is a community action group working for better public transport in North Gloucestershire and South Herefordshire. Currently, we are working to reinstate regular bus services between the neighbouring towns of Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye and Newent, and the villages in between.  Our towns and villages were connected by regular buses for over 70 years. These … Read more

Free Bus Travel For Under 16’s In Newent This Summer

School’s out and free bus travel’s in for under 16’s in Newent this summer. Newent Community Transport and Buses4Us have teamed up to offer free bus travel for children and young people in the Newent area throughout August.  With the cost of living crisis biting hard, keeping children entertained over the summer is going to be … Read more

About Buses4Us

We are a community action group working for better public transport in North West Gloucestershire and South Herefordshire.