The TrawsCymru network in Wales grew on 31 July with the introduction of the pilot T10 service. It is being funded by Transport for Wales (TfW) for 12 months and runs between Bangor and Corwen. The contract for its operation has been awarded to K&P Coaches and Llew Jones Coaches.
The T10 connects with existing TrawsCymru route T3 in Corwen, allowing passengers to travel onwards to Llangollen and Wrexham. It also reduces the need for car journeys within Snowdonia National Park, says TfW. Departures are daily and the T10 also serves rural destinations including Betws y Coed, Llyn Ogwen and Capel Curig.
Travel on the Trawcymru T10 is initially free. Fares will be charged from 8 August, although the free offer does not apply between Bangor and Bethesda, where an existing service operates.
When and where fares are due, the recently launched 1Bws ticket will be accepted. It permits all-day bus travel throughout North Wales and on some services into England for £5.70.
Says TfW Development Director for Mid, North and Rural Wales Lee Robinson: “I am delighted that we have been able to secure funding for this new bus service, which not only provides a more sustainable mode of transport but is also part of the wider integrated transport plans that we are trying to build in North Wales as part of the North Wales Metro project.
“It is great to see the transport connections that we are able to bring to more rural areas of North Wales, and to support our communities by staying connected. We would like to thank Denbighshire County Council for tendering this service on our behalf.”