Message from the Managing Director
Our new Unibus services came into operation at the end of September, with routes extended to the new Bay Campus on Fabian Way.
Almost immediately, the number of people using these services proved itself to be well beyond expectations and we are delighted to have increased the frequency of route 8 to cope with the demand. We are also extending route 10 from Sketty to Singleton Campus to provide an alternative to route 8. An added benefit of this is that residents of the Uplands and Sketty areas will have a much requested direct route to Singleton Hospital during University term time.
At an investment of £1m, we have added five brand new buses to service 8, finished in the new Unibus livery. These state-of-the-art vehicles even have refinements such as USB mobile phone chargers.
Remember, that Unibus services are in reality ‘normal’ bus services - open to everyone, not just students.
The much publicised change to services in Swansea took place from the start of November. In conjunction with Swansea Council, we have diverted all outbound services away from the Kingsway which will lead to a safer environment for shoppers. Details of the changes can be found elsewhere on this site.
There will be further changes at the start of 2016 which will mean that ALL Swansea area bus services will use the main Bus Station, making interchange between routes and therefore cross-city journeys, much easier.
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 0300 200 22 33 (Daily 08:00-20:00).
Justin Davies - Managing Director, First Cymru