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Welsh Government sets aside £1m for free bus travel pilot

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Rhodri Clark
07 July 2017
TrawsCymru: free weekend travel for all
TrawsCymru: free weekend travel for all

 

The Welsh Government’s trial of free long-distance bus travel commences this weekend, with all passengers entitled to travel without charge on the seven Government-funded TrawsCymru routes. 

Ministers have agreed a budget of up to £1m for the trial this financial year. The Government is not expecting substantial compensation claims from operators that compete with TrawsCymru, saying it expects the trial to increase bus patronage overall.

The initiative was announced as a...

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