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Welsh Government announce £84m of funding for bus services

The Welsh Government has today (Sept 24) announced that they will be providing £84m of funding to further supporting bus services across Wales.

This funding takes the total amount of help given to bus services up to £140m.

Bus services in Wales have been supported throughout the Coronavirus pandemic by subsidising skeleton bus routes to make sure that essential journeys were still going ahead.

The Welsh Government believes that by investing in bus routes, the economy can be kickstarted at a quicker rate, hence why they are comfortable using public sector money in order to keep bus companies running their usual routes.

The statement from the Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, Lee Waters MS, commits to continually assess the situation and provide more funding if it is need, he said:

“Given the uncertainties around future passenger demand, ticket revenues, and possible lockdown measures, the Welsh Government will continue to work closely with local authorities and bus operators to anticipate future funding requirements and structures for the delivery of public support for bus services.”

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