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Free bus travel in Newport from 1st to 24th December 2021

01 December 2021

Newport City Council will underwrite the cost of journeys that start and end within the city boundaries.

A scheme to offer passengers free travel on bus journeys within Newport in the run-up to Christmas is being extended, running 7 days a week* from 1st to 24th December. Covering all journeys that start and end within the city boundaries, services operated by Newport Bus, Stagecoach and Cardiff Bus will be included in the offer.

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

 

Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said:

"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."

 

Newport Bus

Free travel for all Newport Bus journeys where the passenger boards and alights within the Newport City boundary. The scheme includes all Newport Bus services within Newport, as well as the fflecsi services.

Concessionary pass holders are required to scan their passes as normal. Passengers travelling out of Newport or into Newport from other local authority areas will need to purchase their normal tickets. 

You can find more information on the Newport Bus website.

 

Stagecoach South Wales

Customers travelling on Services 50, 50A, 56, 151, R1, X3, X15, X24 and 23, getting on and off stops within the Newport ticket zone can travel for free.

Any customers who get on or off these services outside the Newport ticket zone will still need to buy their normal tickets and will not qualify for free travel. 

You can find more information on the Stagecoach South Wales website.

 

Cardiff Bus

Free travel for all journeys on service 30 where the customer boards and alights within the Newport City boundary.

Concessionary pass holders are required to scan their passes as normal. Passengers travelling out of Newport to Cardiff, or into Newport from Cardiff will need to purchase their normal tickets. 

You can find more information on the Cardiff Bus website.

 

Fflecsi

Fflecsi services in the city will also be free during this time.

 

*Adventure Travel

Free bus travel for the R1 service within the boundary of Newport on Sundays.

 

Information Source: Newport Council

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