Liberal Democrats promise free bus travel for under-25s


Bus stop, Ffordd Churchill, Caerdydd (Image: Gwalia)

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have pledged free bus travel for everyone under the age of 25 as part of the party's Senedd election manifesto.


The party says that the policy would "unlock opportunities for the next generation."


The policy will be introduced as part of a new 'Bus Law', which aims to meet "community needs", while ensuring that travel is "affordable, flexible and accessible."


The Liberal Democrats will publish their proposals on Friday (16 April), including:

  • Building 30,000 new social housing.

  • Trial a Universal Basic Income.

  • Free childcare and early-years education from the age of 9 months

  • A £500m investment in high streets, towns, and city centres.

  • Invest £1bn a year in "innovative and modern solutions to tackle the climate crisis."

  • Freezing business rates for a period of five years— replacing them with a "fairer, more supportive system."

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