AM Calls for improved public transport in Wale’s largest town

More must be done to improve to improve public transport options in Wales’ largest town – South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has said.

Mr Davies repeated his calls on the Welsh Government to reverse cuts to the Bus Service Support Grant – as he visited Bus Users Cymru’s headquarters last week.

The organisation works to represent passengers across Wales – with the aim of driving up standards – and Mr Davies met with Director Margaret Everson and Deputy Director Barclay Davies.

The popular 98 route has run a reduced service in the town since the Welsh Government cut the grant – which do not operate past 3pm.

Residents of Highlight Park have described themselves as “trapped” as a result of the decision.

Mr Davies said, “It was good to have the chance to visit Bus Users Cymru – and I’m really grateful to Margaret and Barclay for giving up their time.

“The visit reinforced my view that regular bus services are essential to our communities – so it’s vital we fight to improve them.

“The Welsh Government must reverse their decision on the Bus Service Support Grant – to improve services across Barry and the Vale – with the 98 being a prime example.”

Meanwhile – Mr Davies also took the opportunity to encourage people to attend the Barry Festival of Transport – which takes place on Barry Island on Sunday 10th June.

There will be a display of classic and vintage vehicles – and classic buses will give people free rides across Barry.

He said, “The Festival will provide a great opportunity for people to celebrate the town’s important industrial heritage – as well as having some fun along the way.

“The free rides can be enjoyed by people of all ages – and I’d urge residents to pop along.”

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