Changes in bus fares for South and West Wales

The cost of bus travel in South and West Wales is set to change from 5 January following a review by operators First Cymru

'Real steps' are being taken to help cost of travel

The cost of bus travel in South and West Wales is changing from today, which could mean cheaper fares for under 18s.

We recognise that we must do what we can to encourage people to use public transport.

So while with regret we have to increase some fares - to reflect the increasing cost of our operation - we're cutting or holding as many of them as we can, and we're taking real steps to help young people with the cost of travel.

The positive changes and the reductions here should not be underestimated.

They are significant and underline our efforts to get people back on the buses, back into city centres, to jobs, education and leisure facilities.

– Justin Davies, Managing Director, First Cymru

Changes to bus fares in South and West Wales

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The change follows a review by operators First Cymru Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The cost of bus travel in South and West Wales is set to change from today, following a review by operators First Cymru.

Many fares are set to be reduced in price or held at the same price, and young people (aged between 16 and 18) are set to get a better deal on daily and weekly travel.

In total 28 per cent of fares will be reduced slightly with a further 21 per cent held at current prices.

It's thought many customers will benefit from the changes, though some single and return fares, and the cost of some season tickets will increase slightly.

Details of all the fare changes being made can be found on the First Cymru website.

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