X8 Service to be extended & renamed from the 7th of September 30/07/2020

From the 7th of September, we will be renaming and extending our current X8 route as part of our strategic network plans. This popular route that connects Cardiff City Centre with Cardiff Bay to the south and Thornhill to the north, will be renamed C8 to correspond with our Cross City ‘Cardiff’ network branding. Going forwards, all of our NAT bus routes in Cardiff will start with the prefix ‘C’, while the ‘X’ prefix will be reserved for Cross Country services.
The C8 will operate every 30 minutes and will see a significant extension to serve Taffs Well. The changes will provide a fast service between Taffs Well, Rhiwbina and Thornhill, with the bus continuing into Cardiff. The change also provides a direct service from Taffs Well to Cardiff Bay.

The extension to the C8 service not only provides a more comprehensive service for new and existing passengers, it also makes operational sense incorporating our new depot in Taffs Well to reduce ‘dead mileage’ and ease driver change overs.


These exciting times for NAT Group and for those who use - or want to use - public transport and we will continue to work with our passengers on future developments.