Rhyl hosts launch of North Wales-wide bus ticket
A one-purchase ticket valid on buses across North Wales has been officially launched.
The launch of the 1Bws ticket, which after purchase is valid for travel on buses across North Wales, took place in Rhyl recently.
The launch, held at the Events Arena, was attended by bus operators from across North Wales as well as invited guests from Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey and Wrexham councils, Senedd members and officers from Transport for Wales.
An adult ticket costs £5.70, a child will pay £3.70 and holders of English and Scottish concessionary bus passes will also pay £3.70.
A family ticket is available for just £12.
One ticket is valid all day on busses in Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey and Wrexham and on buses from North Wales to Chester, Whitchurch and Machynlleth.
There are buses covering most of the region and it is possible to explore the North Wales Coast, Snowdonia and the Clwydian Range and the Dee Valley.
Cllr Brian Jones, the Council’s Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “I am very pleased we are supporting this initiative, which will encourage local people and visitors alike to use our extensive bus network.
“The initiative is a great way to get people back on buses and open up North Wales in a way that protects the environment.
“This ticket is a great example of the strong partnership that exists between bus operators and local authorities. It has been possible to introduce this ticket because public and private sector, bus operators large and small, have all worked together.”
Richard Hoare, Arriva’s Regional Commercial Director, said: “The introduction of the 1Bws ticket is a result of the close working partnership in North Wales between operators and local authorities. “This is an important development for existing customers and potential new users, as the new product will make travel by bus more convenient and easier to use.
“Buses are an important contributor to the North Wales economy and will be key in encouraging a green and sustainable recovery from the pandemic.”
Timetable information for all buses in North Wales is available online at http://bustimes.org/ or http://www.traveline.cymru/; or by phone on 0800 464 00 00.
1Bws is valid on all local bus services operating in North Wales with the exception of service 28 between Mold and Flint.
It is also not valid on tourist services operated by open top buses, on National Express coach services and park and ride services.