Message from the Managing Director

Justin Davies

More new vehicles have been added to our fleet in recent weeks and the latest batch are working around Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot. Once again, they will make travelling around the area much nicer for our customers. As well as having leather seats, the vehicles also have a much more flexible internal design with folding seats on both sides of the saloon at the front. This means that there is more space for people travelling with shopping trolleys or buggies, without those things needing to impinge on the wheelchair space.

The buses each have free WiFi installed on them too, meaning our customers can surf the web, check and respond to emails, or even do a spot of online shopping, while they're travelling in and around the area.

We are in the process of rebranding our longer distance interurban services as 'Cymru Clipper'. The network is one of the biggest changes made by First Cymru in recent years. It will bring together, for the first time, all the interurban bus routes operated by First Cymru across South and West Wales, under one name, making them more visible and accessible to people wanting to travel.

The changes mean that people will be able to see how they can easily travel between key towns and cities in South and West Wales. They will be able to see all the inter-urban services on one specially created network map (similar in style to a tube map) and they will be able see the key interchange points too.

As part of this, a fleet of 17 brand new 'Streetlite' vehicles has been introduced to routes linking Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend, Maesteg and Onllwyn.

As summer approaches, we expect demand on our Greyhound services to Bristol Airport to increase - advanced bookings can be made on www.greyhounduk.com

For those flying from Cardiff, service T9 from Cardiff Bus Station to Cardiff Airport is run in conjunction with the Welsh Assembly Government. The service runs every 20 minutes, providing an easy interchange with Greyhound at Cardiff.

For those of you looking to get out and about more locally,a visit to the 'Baytrans' website is a must. It contains plenty of information about days out by bus in the Swansea Bay area. Visit www.baytrans.org.uk

As ever, remember that you can keep up to date on developments at First Cymru by visiting this site again soon, or by following us on twitter or facebook. Information can also be obtained by calling Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33 (Daily 08:00-20:00).

Justin Davies - Managing Director, First Cymru