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News Updates: July 2017

 

 

Free weekend travel on Traws Cymru T6 bus

 

With immediate effect and until further notice, travel on Saturday and Sunday Traws Cymru bus services will be FREE!

 

The T6 route between Swansea, Neath, Ystradgynlais and Brecon is included in this offer. There is an hourly service on Saturdays and five journeys per day on Sundays.

 

Use the bus to get to Aberdulais Tinworks and Waterfall where discounts are given to adults (child entry price) on showing your bus ticket.

 

The bus also services the National Showcaves of Wales where there again generous entry price discounts for both adults and children on presentation of a bus tickets.

 

These discounts apply to all bus travellers.

 

The T6 also runs every hour on Mondays to Fridays on which normal fares will apply.

 

07/17

 

More improvements to Mumbles area bus services

 

Mumbles’ bright new Oyster Wharf development with its stylish new restaurants and bars has transformed Oystermouth. With restaurants open until at least 23.00 hrs every evening of the week and it is reassuring that buses back to Swansea run as late as 23.23 hrs on weekdays. Now it is also possible to return later to Swansea on Sunday evenings as well as last bus is at 22.00 hrs.

The Caswell Bay service (2C every hour daytime, weekdays) has resumed earlier this year and will now continue year round.

Further Sunday service improvements from 28th May are hourly buses to Langland, Caswell & Bracelet Bays and Mumbles Pier.

From now until 23 September, an additional weekday hourly service will run from Port Talbot to Mumbles (84) via Swansea bus station. Double deck vehicles will be used where possible permitting excellent views of Swansea Bay to enhance the journey.

 

More information click here

 

07/17

 

Gower buses Sundays & Bank Holidays to 1 October

 

Buses from Swansea will run to:

 

  • Rhossili & Parkmill every hour from 0915 to 1715
  • Pennard Cliffs & Oxwich Bay every 2 hours from 1015 to 1615
  • Reynoldston & Port Eynon every 2 hours from 0915 to 1515
  • Llanrhidian, Llanmadoc & Llangennith at 1045, 1345 & 1645

 

Similar frequencies will apply on return journeys

 

More information – click here

 

06/17

 

Major improvements to Mumbles area bus services

 

Mumbles’ bright new Oyster Wharf development with its stylish new restaurants and bars has transformed Oystermouth. With restaurants open until at least 23.00 hrs every evening of the week and it is reassuring that buses back to Swansea run as late as 23.23 hrs on weekdays. Now it is also possible to return later to Swansea on Sunday evenings as well as last bus is at 22.00 hrs.

 

The Caswell Bay service (2C every hour daytime, weekdays) has resumed earlier this year and will now continue year round.

 

 

Further Sunday service improvements from 28th May are hourly buses to Langland, Caswell & Bracelet Bays and Mumbles Pier

More information – click here

 

06/17

 

Brecon and the National Park from Swansea & Neath…..

 

The Swansea to Brecon bus route now features an hourly frequency on Mondays to Saturdays and five services a day on Sundays and Bank Holidays. It has recently been upgraded with much newer vehicles as part of the Traws Cymru national long-distance network, having connections at Brecon into other bus routes. The Powys Rover day ticket permits unlimited travel throughout the National Park and beyond, including on to Hay on Wye and Abergavenny.

 

Day return ticket prices from Swansea to Aberdulais (£4.00); Dan-yr-Ogof (£7.00) and Brecon & beyond day rover (£10.00); lower prices apply from Neath.

 

More information – click here

 

…..visit attractions en route and save money!

 

This route directly serves two major tourist attractions, both with discounts to holders of bus tickets

 

06/17

 

Legendary bus journeys to Afan Forest & Margam Parks

 

First Cymru’s routes X1, X3 from Swansea; X4 from Neath; and 83 from Port Talbot take you on journeys through places with fascinating legends and to destinations with heritage and history not to mention incredible natural beauty.

 

More information – click here

 

06/17

 

Plus Bus June & July Offer

 

Plus Bus gives you unlimited travel by bus for a day in these areas:

  • Port Talbot including Aberafan, Margam Park and Afan Forest Park areas
  • Neath including Aberdulais Falls, the Vale of Neath & Dulais Valley
  • Swansea, all of the city and including Mumbles, Bishopston & Pennard

 

Plus Bus tickets are valid on First Cymru and South Wales Transport services but not on New Adventure Travel.

 

During June and July, you can purchase Plus Bus tickets (online only) for a discounted price of £2 when you buy your train ticket.

 

More information – click here

 

Lower off-peak fares within Gower

 

From this month and until further notice, New Adventure Travel is introducing a £3.50 West Gower off-peak fare valid any day for travel between 08.45 and 16.30 hrs for journeys west of Killay and Gowerton.

 

These tickets aim to encourage visitors with cheaper one way journeys to get to the iconic Coast Path though they are also available for round trip journeys anywhere in the designated area.

 

04/17

 

‘Explore Gower’ Train/Bus ticket continues in 2017

 

This popular ticket, available in one day (£5.40) or 3-day (£13.00) versions can be bought at any National Rail staffed station in conjunction with a train ticket to Swansea. It allows unlimited travel on First Cymru and New Adventure Travel bus services in Swansea city, Mumbles and Gower.

 

More information – click here

 

04/17

 

Changes to buses to Waterfalls Country

 

First Cymru has made some service changes from 2 January which means the X58 Clipper service to Coelbren has been replaced by a slightly slower 58 now terminating at Banwen, 2 kilometres from Henrhyd Falls; it still serves Aberdulais National Trust Tinworks & Waterfall site. The X55 to the Vale of Neath stays unchanged and this directly links to Melincourt Falls and to the large number of famous waterfalls around Pontneddfechan.

 

01/17

 

Swansea Valley bus service improvements

 

Service X50 & X51 has been re-equipped with newer vehicles giving more comfortable journeys. This popular route serves key towns in the Swansea Valley and, as it has late evening services back to Swansea, is a viable means of getting to the popular Pontardawe Arts Centre (2 minutes’ walk from the bus stop). Service X50 now also runs on Sundays with four journeys each way between Swansea and Pontardawe, via Morriston and Clydach.

 

01/17

 

Welcome to train travellers to Swansea

 

The provision of tourist and other information to visitors arriving by train at Swansea has been transformed.

 

In a joint initiative led by Arriva Trains Wales and supported by Visit Swansea Bay and BayTrans, there is a regular supply of tourist and local travel information available at the Information Hub at Swansea station.

 

Station staff in contact with the public, are regularly briefed on assisting visitors with their enquiries.

 

The local Metro bus service leaves frequently from outside the station to the city centre, various tourist attractions and the Liberty Stadium.

 

On Sundays, there are five direct buses from the station to Rhossili and other parts of the Gower peninsula.

 

10/16

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