County’s half price rail concession withdrawn
The last day for taking advantage of half price travel concessions on local trains for Carmarthenshire pass holders of the All Wales Concessionary Travel Pass is April 30th, 2011. Carmarthenshire Council have agreed with Arriva Trains Wales to remove the benefit. It will save Council taxpayers approximately £60,000 year.
Page last updated on 06/4/2011
It is only this element of the concessionary travel scheme funded by the council which is affected. The Welsh Assembly Government concession for unrestricted free travel on registered local buses throughout Wales and offered by all 22 Welsh authorities, including Carmarthenshire, continues.
For the remainder of this month (April) the Travel Pass entitles Carmarthenshire pass holders - those aged 60 and over, and people with certain disabilities, to buy rail tickets at a half fare discount on single and day return standard fares on rail journeys operating within the County of Carmarthenshire. This includes the “West Wales” and “Heart of Wales” railway lines. It does not offer discounts on first class rail tickets.
In addition, the Travel Pass may be used to travel to or from destinations in neighbouring counties provided the pass holder’s journey starts or finishes within Carmarthenshire.
That includes the West Wales line, all stops within Pembrokeshire as far east as Swansea; and on the Heart of Wales line, all stops as far South as Swansea and as far North as Llandrindod Wells.