Created 21-Mar-15
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Pontypridd and Taff-Ely buses travelled further than the compact route network would indicate. They were often hired by clubs and the like for trips, more often than not to the usual favourites of Barry and, less frequently, Porthcawl but they also made their way to other places.

For some years Taff-Ely provided transport to support the Military Tattoo in Cardiff and this could be quite an extensive operation. It had the advantage of taking place in the school summer holidays and as a consequence plenty of vehicles were available. Vehicles were even stabled at Cardiff’s Sloper Road garage.

Taff-Ely were supporters of the Cardiff Bus Rally and would send a bus down to the event most years.
Pontypridd 79 (VNY 657) St. Athan Rectory Road 22-Aug-1959 A J Douglas 01881069485438562JLJ3816JLJ5602JLJ5598JLJ560717201JLJN2259JLJN2259Taff-Ely 7 (UTG 312G) ? Jul-1975 Chris Aston-OmnicolourTaff-Ely 8 (UTG 313G) Cardiff Queen Street 11-Aug-1977 John Jones 9523JLJ9520JLJ9434Taff-Ely 1 (NNY 758E) r:n Cardiff North Road Peter SmithTaff-Ely 1 (NNY 758E) and many others Cardiff North Road Peter SmithTaff-Ely 8 (UTG 313G) and others Cardiff North Road Peter SmithTaff-Ely 5 (NNY 762E) and others (distant) Cardiff Sloper Road depot Peter SmithTaff-Ely 5 (NNY 762E) and others Cardiff Sloper Road depot Peter Smith