From Monday, Wales will finally join the rest of the UK in permitting the use of public transport for leisure travel – “opening up trains and buses to more potential passengers,” according to the Welsh government.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Transport for Wales has told prospective passengers: “Thank you for not travelling with us during these exceptional times. This helps keep trains clear in Wales for key workers and those with essential needs.”
The Welsh government has announced the “essential travel only” message will be lifted from Monday, 17 August.
Lee Waters, deputy minister for economy and transport, said: “As we continue to carefully ease restrictions we are able to lift the essential travel message that was in place to allow our key workers to travel safely.
“But with the virus still in circulation it’s essential that people