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Free Weekend Bus Travel Across Wales.

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/

Posted by
25548 posts

who's funding that crazy idea? Another May bung?

Posted by
8889 posts

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.

Posted by
351 posts

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....

Posted by
1838 posts

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

Here is a map of the eligible routes for the free weekend bus travel:> http://www.trawscymru.info/routes/
This website should help everyone find the bus times:>https://www.traveline.cymru

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.

Posted by
608 posts

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!

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1838 posts

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).