Wales

Free rail travel for pensioners extended for two years

Arriva Trains Wales train
Image caption Free travel is only available in the autumn and winter on the Heart of Wales and Cambrian Coast lines

Free rail travel for pensioners in rural mid and north Wales is to be extended for a further two years.

The concession applies on the Conwy Valley line between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno, the Welsh section of the Wrexham to Bidston line and the Cambrian Coast and Heart of Wales lines.

The scheme has been funded by the Welsh government since 2007.

There are more than 720,000 concessionary pass holders in Wales.

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