There are several different school bus operators serving Penarth

There are several different school bus operators serving Penarth

Tickets on the 18 existing fare-paying school-bus services in the Vale of  Glamorgan are set to cost more as the council considers a proposals to consolidate and increase prices.

The Vale Council  provides these fare-paying services for pupils who have homes which too close to their schools to entitle them to free school transport – the idea being to reduce the numbers of cars delivering children to schools.

However as the council’s School Transport Budget is “subject to significant challenges” – the level of charges is now being reviewed.

  • Current Fares range from £0.50 to £1.40 for a single journey  and £0.70 to £2.20 for a return .Now it’s proposed to standarise fares and set new rates of  £1 for a single, £2 for a return journey
  • Most services also offer an annual season ticket for £225 per annum (with one service charging £195 per annum). It’s now proposed to increase the charge for these season tickets  to £300 a year .



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