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Newport makes bus travel free to all


Rhodri Clark
16 December 2021
Local bus travel is free in Newport throughout December
Local bus travel is free in Newport throughout December


Newport City Council is funding free local bus travel for everyone this month, following the lead set by Swansea last summer. Some councils are offering free parking instead.

The modelled cost of Newport’s initiative is £308,000, which comes from a revenue underspend for this year. The free travel has no time restrictions and applies every day of the week to journeys entirely within the city boundary. Several operators are taking part, and Transport for Wales has suspended fares on...

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