The Welsh Government have just announced that you can travel for free on certain bus routes across Wales. No word that you have to be a UK citizen so I presume the offer is open to everyone. I think this could be a disaster if loads of people just show up on weekends to travel about for free. http://www.trawscymru.info/free-travel-on-weekends-1/
who's funding that crazy idea? Another May bung?
Looks like this is a one-off offer valid on Saturday 8th July only (tomorrow).
It only applies to TrawsCymru long distance buses, not on local buses or any other operator.
I read "From Saturday 8th July 2017 the Welsh Government is introducing free weekend travel for all on the TrawsCymru network" to mean that starting tomorrow and continuing indefinitely....
it is going to last until May 2018 according to the BBC Wales News site. Some interesting comments as well from the public. Not sure if those outside the UK are allowed to see the BBC News site (let us know) =http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40495693
It is the Welsh (Labour) Government who are funding this so nothing to do with Prime Minister May as transport is devolved to Wales - apart from some cross border services such as GWR, Virgin and Cross Country Trains.
Here's a link to the FAQ page of their website, might answer some questions: http://www.trawscymru.info/faqs/
James, I was able to get into the site from the US, but we're back already, so it doesn't help us this trip!
va to va:> pleased to hear that you were able to access the BBC site and thanks for letting me know. As the BBC is funded by the British public paying a license fee, they make it impossible to view tv programmes via the internet if not in the UK. (This is also partly to do with copyright issues but mainly would apply to sport & movies).
Here is the ITV Wales news report on the deal (click the PLAY arrow):>http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2017-07-06/free-weekend-bus-travel-pilot-across-wales-launched/