Free buses returning to Swansea for Halloween and Christmas

A free travel promotion into Swansea is set to return after previously running in August.

The scheme was aimed at encouraging families and business into the city centre after the pandemic.

Now the free bus promotion is set to return during October half term and the Christmas Holidays with specific dates yet to be announced.

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While funding for the future planning is yet to be confirmed the council has confirmed it is part of their plans.

The previous initiative introduced for the month of August saw 220,000 passengers make use of the scheme.

The plans are part of a partnership between First Cymru and Swansea Council.

First Cymru reported passenger numbers jumped by as much as 51% during the summer holiday offer while some of the busiest routes operated on Gower saw similar increases by up to 65%.

Swansea council leader Rob Stewart said: “Families have told me what a difference it’s made for them. They’ve been able to enjoy days out without worrying about the cost of travel.

“That’s why it’s important we extend the free offer during the half-term and Christmas holidays, subject to funding and discussions with bus operators.

“We want more people to benefit and use the bus to get to work, to go shopping, visit family and friends or enjoy a night out.

“We will continue to do all we can to help families and businesses as we recover from the pandemic.”

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WalesOnline – Swansea