Free bus scheme extended

Posted on Tuesday 30th November 2021

A scheme to offer passengers free travel on bus journeys within Newport in the run-up to Christmas is being extended.

And Transport for Wales has also confirmed that the fflecsi service in the city, which it commissions and funds, is providing the same offer.

Newport City Council will underwrite the cost of journeys that start and end within the city boundaries on scheduled services operated by Newport Bus, Stagecoach, Cardiff Bus and Adventure Travel from tomorrow until 24 December.

Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, announced the scheme at the Christmas lights switch-on on the weekend.

"Our initiative has received fantastically positive feedback. We want to encourage residents to stay and shop local while travelling in a sustainable way.

"Initially, the offer was only going to be for Mondays to Saturdays but we've now added Sundays to help people even more as Christmas approaches.

"I'm delighted that Transport for Wales is following our lead after confirming that journeys on fflecsi services in the city will also be free during the same period."

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