Free Bus Travel Initiative Will Boost Swansea City Centre Footfall

July 22, 2021 11:02 am

We’re delighted to see Swansea Council funding an initiative to boost retail, leisure and tourism as Swansea emerges from lockdown, by encouraging people onto buses for free every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea Council, said, “The past 16 months have been really difficult for everyone but now as we emerge from the Covid restrictions we want to do everything we can to support residents and businesses to recover and succeed post pandemic. Our free bus travel will give everyone the chance to travel for free during the summer and make the most of what’s on offer. And it will help boost our tourism, retail and leisure businesses by encouraging more people to explore parts of Swansea they perhaps wouldn’t normally visit.”

The initiative will run from July 30 to August 30, with the free travel offer also includes a special Sunday service to and from Gower. The Council is working with the city’s bus operators to ensure passengers can travel safely and that all necessary Covid precautions are put in place. Passengers can also use the free service late into the evening in  a bid to support the city’s night time economy.

Russell Greenslade, Chief Executive of Swansea BID, said: “It’s fantastic to see Swansea Council providing this service, making it easier for all people to access what Swansea has to offer. Here at Swansea BID, we hope people will take advantage of the free service to support the city centre and its businesses – many of which are locally owned independent retailers and hospitality businesses. The fact that the service will be running late is also really positive news for Swansea’s night time economy. We encourage people to follow our Big Heart of Swansea social media pages and take advantage of the free bus service to discover what’s on offer in the city centre.”

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