Transport for Wales Renew Over Half Million Bus Passes

Trafnidiaeth Cymru yn adnewyddu dros hanner miliwn o gardiau bws

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Transport for Wales has announced that they’ve renewed over a half a million concessionary bus passes.

Over the past few months, Transport for Wales has been managing the reissue programme on behalf of Welsh Government and all Welsh local authorities to replace all over 60s and disabled persons’ bus passes with new-style Concessionary Travel Cards.

The original expiry date for the old bus passes was 31 December 2019, however, last month TfW announced

a period of grace and is urging those who’ve yet to apply to do so as soon as possible, before the February 29 deadline.

Recent figures reveal that 67% of all existing active card holders have made an online application to renew and 83% of users of cards in the last 12 months have also made an online application.

Ken Skates, Minister for Economy and Transport said:

“This is an important milestone and one that demonstrates the scale of the work that has been undertaken so far. The grace period is ongoing and once again I would like to encourage anyone who hasn’t renewed to apply and ensure you can continue to benefit from the bus pass in the long-term.”

James Price, Transport for Wales CEO said:

“It’s great that we’ve renewed over half a million bus passes and I’d like to thank everyone who has applied so far.  Our figures indicate that we are making good progress in our renewal programme, however, can those who have not yet applied, please do so before the January 31 deadline.

Transport for Wales is transforming transport throughout Wales and creating a unified transport network is one of the key objectives.  We recently launched the new Metro Infrastructure Hub at Treforest which will play a fundamental role in creation of the Metro, which will include better integration with bus services in the future.

Applying online is simple and easy.  It takes around 10 minutes at www.tfw.wales/travelcards. Paper applications are available from local councils or by calling 0300 303 4240.

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Transport for Wales exists to drive forward the Welsh Government’s vision of a high quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network that the people of Wales are proud of. Transport for Wales is key to delivering the Welsh Government’s key themes as set out in Prosperity for All: The National Strategy.

For Wales and its people to thrive, we need to be connected – to one another, to the services we need and to open up new opportunities. Their work focuses on making these connections happen – by planning, commissioning and managing efficient transport networks and by drawing on the very best skills from across industry, government and society.

Transport for Wales are creating a transport network fit for the future that contributes to the long-term sustainability of Wales and those communities connected to us.

 

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