Welsh Conservatives pledge free bus travel for 16-24 year olds

The Welsh Conservatives say they'd introduce free bus travel and discounted train tickets for 16-24 year olds in Wales.

The proposals would see the introduction of a travel card, dubbed a 'Green Card', which cost up to £25m.

The party says the package represents an “exciting offer for young people” in Wales.

The Welsh Government have dismissed the plans as "fantasy economics"

We are committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society, and we believe that young people should benefit from the same travel concessions offered to Wales’ over-60s.

Shadow Economy Secretary, Russell George

These Tory proposals have been made up on the back of a fag packet.

Welsh Government spokesman

The 'Green Card' will be promoted by a Wales-wide advertising campaign to promote take up.

Shadow Education Secretary, Darren Millar, said:

They (young people) represent an exciting offer for young people and will not only save them money, but also help to save the planet too by encouraging the use of greener forms of transport.

Shadow Education Secretary, Darren Millar