Last week a new 7-day TrawsCymru coach service started between Aberystwyth and Cardiff making the journey shorter, safer and more comfortable for passengers. This development has been brought about by a deal secured between Plaid Cymru and Welsh Government allocating £400,000 for the upgrading of the TrawsCymru network from bus to coach with facilities onboard.
Whilst welcoming the development and improvements to the quality of services between Aberystwyth and Cardiff, Arfon AM Sian Gwenllian called for a commitment from Welsh Government that they would look at the possibility of expanding the TrawsCymru services so that the people in Arfon could also benefit from an improved public transport service meaning that they could travel by coach from Bangor to other parts of Wales.
“Plaid Cymru put a great deal of pressure on the Labour Welsh Government in order to secure this up-grading which has been welcomed very warmly by customers of the ‘T1C’ coach,” said Sian Gwenllian. “Witnessing the significant benefits this service will bring to the quality of the journey between Aberystwyth and Cardiff, I am keen for residents of my own constituency to enjoy the same advantages.
“It’s extremely important for rural areas that we have a public transport system fit for the 21st century which is currently not the case in some parts of rural Wales. I am therefore asking the Welsh Government to consider introducing a similar service for people in Arfon to ensure they are able to use a faster, safer and more comfortable public transport alternative to traverse right across Wales.”