According to a charity in Wales, there should be extended free bus pass scheme for older and disabled people. No matter which public transport they use, it should be valid on all forms of it.
It's been 10 years now this bus scheme is serving the locals across Wales. As said by Age Cymru, keeping in mind the welfare of all those who cannot drive on their own, it is necessary to provide them with extended travelling services and an integrated transport system.
But in response, the Welsh government denied to extend the scheme to trains, as it would become quite expensive for them to afford.
As recorded, the government figures clearly shows that in last one decade, this bus scheme has cost them £427m. Cost for railways scheme would be much higher than this.
Iwan Rhys Roberts, a spokesman from Age Cymru, said: "The free bus pass scheme is very popular and has been widely welcomed by older people in Wales. However, people do tell us that there aren't enough bus services to allow them to really make the most of their free pass".
By introducing this scheme to other public modes of transport, it would benefit the society on a wider scale as well. Dependency on cars and private transport would be reduced and a green contribution would be made to the environment.
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