As of 23 March, South Wales-based Edwards Coaches is offering free travel on its local bus services to NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The services run between the Pontypridd area and Cardiff, including a direct route to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
The development follows on from the company providing free transport for protestors earlier this year, who were hoping to prevent the closure of the nearby Royal Glamorgan Hospital’s A&E department. In addition, Edwards provided free local service buses to help with the evacuation of Nantgarw when the area was affected by flooding in February.
Edwards Director, Jason Edwards, said: “As a nation we are experiencing a great deal of uncertainty and angst at the moment and at Edwards we always want to do whatever we can to help. We can do that by supporting our local community, who are extremely important to us, and ensuring that our fantastic NHS has one less thing to worry about during this crisis.”