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