WQ83961 (e) Tabled on 25/11/2021

What additional support can the Welsh Government provide to Cardiff Council to ensure a frequent and consistent bus service to the residents of Pentyrch and other semi-rural villages in the north west of Cardiff?

Answered by Deputy Minister for Climate Change | Answered on 02/12/2021

Llwybr Newydd sets out our vision for a stable and coherent network of bus services that are fully integrated with other modes of public transport that are reliable, affordable, flexible, easy to use, low carbon and encourage more people to use the bus rather than their cars. 

We intend to bring forward a five-year plan for bus services in Wales looking at all aspects of bus service provision including infrastructure, road allocation, accessibility, integration with other public transport modes, and, more widely how we can bring about change in the industry for the better.

This is a key step in our journey to a low carbon transport network and an important step in reducing transport inequality for those reliant on bus services. The bus plan will be complemented by a White Paper, setting out for consultation our proposals to bring forward a Bus Bill. This will allow us to have the flexibility to bring about change in areas where the market has failed and further government intervention is required