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'Worrying' bus fares rises in Wales

Bus fares have risen more sharply in Wales than other parts of the UK, amid warnings it could lead to people unable to pay to travel.

UK Department of Transport figures show fares were up almost 7% while the number of bus journeys fell 5%.

The Welsh government said cuts to its funding made it difficult to maintain the current level of support for local bus and community transport services.

But Sustrans Cymru, which promotes sustainable travel, says Welsh government has cut grants for buses by a quarter - £8m.

Abigail Neal reports from Carmarthenshire.

  • 21 Jun 2013