The Welsh Government has announced a £29m package of support to help the bus industry through the Covid-19 pandemic.
The scheme will see the Government pay existing Bus Service Support Grant, concessionary fares reimbursement and payments under the MyTravelPass scheme as if the virus outbreak had not occurred.
Transport minister Ken Skates has also written to the Welsh Local Government Association recommending that councils continue to pay a minimum of 75 per cent of the contract value for school and other contracted local passenger services.
To receive the Government’s support, operators must commit to the following for the next three months:
Industry body CPT Cymru said: “While this funding is a welcome step towards meeting operators’ costs, with an unprecedented fall in passenger numbers operators across Wales, additional support will be required to cover their costs to provide the service levels envisaged by the Welsh Government.”
Stagecoach South Wales has withdrawn all Sunday services until further notice.
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