Cardiff Bus introduces new range of services for summer

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Cardiff Bus has announced a series of extra services for those looking for great local days out this summer. The operator said it recognised that this summer will see more and more people will be looking to stay closer to home, so in response has developed a series of extra summer services which will run alongside its main network.

These include:

Increased baycar service and a revised route which will now start at Kingsway for Cardiff Castle, Bute Park and National Museum of Wales.
An open-top service between Cardiff, Cardiff Bay and Penarth Pier and Esplanade.
A direct daily link from Llanrumney, St. Mellons, Trowbridge, Rumney, Tremorfa and Splott to Cardiff Bay and Barry Island (from 26 July).

The extra services will commence on 26 June and run daily u to and including 30 August. The operator has also considered that a family day out can become costly, so is offering a range of value tickets, including a reduced price on family tickets during weekends and school holidays. The ticket will cost £5.50 in Cardiff and Penarth, and £8 across the network from Newport to Barry.

Gareth Stevens, Commercial Director at Cardiff Bus, said: “We know that people are looking to make the most of what’s local this summer. There is so much on offer, whether it’s the buzz of the city centre, the scenery of Cardiff Bay, the cafés and restaurants along Penarth seafront, or the sunny beach in Barry Island, and we want to make sure our passengers can take full advantage this summer. We have produced a handy guide with ideas for days out across our network and these will soon be available to collect on buses as well as hubs throughout the city. You can also download a copy from our website. We’ve added extra journeys to some of our existing routes, and introduced additional routes to help our customers new and old make the most out of this summer following what has been a tough year. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone on board.”