Gower gets Summer Sunday services

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New Adventure Travel has operated the Gower services with Caetano CitySmart-bodied MAN 14.240s. This example is seen leaving Swansea bus station on a 118 to Rhossili. CHRIS NEWSOME

Buses will serve the scenic delights of the Gower Peninsula on Sundays and Bank Holidays in the main tourist season for the next three years, after Swansea Council secured funding.

Routes 114 and 118, which link Swansea city centre with Rhossili, will be operated by New Adventure Travel (NAT). The service will run every Sunday from May 4 to October 1 – and on Bank Holidays on May 1 and August 28.

Stuart Davies, Swansea Council’s Head of Highways and Transportation, said: “Providing a bus service to Gower on Sundays throughout the summer is important if we want to help support our local economy and give tourism a boost. It allows visitors looking to walk sections of the coastal path to catch a bus to one point and then get back on at another so they do not need a car. This will help reduce car traffic and congestion in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.”

Welcoming the news, Stephen Crocker, Chairman of Tourism Swansea Bay, said: “Many of the local businesses in Gower need visitors throughout the weekend and not just a Saturday when public transport services are more frequent. Therefore, the guarantee of the Sunday service for the next three years is a welcome boost for the area.”