September 18, 2013
BOOMING Bwcabus is bursting the bubble of all expectations. The award winning rural bus service has celebrated its fourth birthday with the news it is becoming more and more popular.
The service tailored to meet the needs of its passengers proves it is going from strength to strength by recording 14,916 passenger journeys in the first seven months this year.
That is a remarkable 2,591 or 21per cent increase on the same period of 2012. Bwcabus, in four years, has been responsible for 70,000 passenger journeys over nearly half-a-million-miles with its 2,000-plus registered users.
Executive board member for transport, Cllr Colin Evans said: “Bwcabus is reaching into territory where others have failed to deliver. It is creating wonderful opportunities to get about that have been lost to many in our outer-reach communities.”
Passenger Alison Pimbblet of Cribyn said: “Bwcabus has become an essential service to me and my family. Its flexibility has allowed me to work and its affordability has aided my teenage daughter to attend college and meet up with friends.”
The Bwcabus service is operated by Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion Local Authorities, in partnership with University of South Wales and Traveline Cymru. It is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
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