TrawsCymru records 16% growth

Passenger numbers on the interurban TrawsCymru network in Wales increased by 16% in 2018/19, according to the Welsh government.

Stagecoach South Wales 21356 (BV19 LPK), an MCV EvoRa-bodied Volvo B8RLE funded by the Welsh government, leaving Cardiff for Hereford. The two-hourly T14 was launched during 2018/19 and dovetails with T4 services to provide an approximately hourly frequency between Cardiff and Brecon.

Its TrawsCymru annual report, published almost a year after 2018/19 ended, also reveals growth in passengers availing themselves of free weekend travel. The initiative was launched in July 2017. From July to December 2018, weekend services carried 81,336 more passengers than in July to December 2017, an increase of 32%.

Across all operating days, there were 2.197million TrawsCymru passenger journeys, 16% more than in 2017/18. A small percentage of the growth came from services launched in 2018/19.

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