Free School Travel on Valley Line fares

Feb 28, 2017 | Articles, Assembly Business, Assembly Issues | 0 comments

Plenary Tuesday 28 February 2017

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Spoken Contribution -14:12:19

We had a petition delivered to the Assembly last year by a pupil at Treorchy comprehensive in the Rhondda. This petition was calling for rail travel to and from school to be restored—free rail travel, I should say—by Arriva Trains, who had decided to end the scheme. With the rail franchise up for renewal next year, I wondered if thought might be given by the Government to giving Arriva a shove towards restoring the free school fares scheme that they previously offered.

15. Will the First Minister make a statement on the 21st Century Schools Programme in South Wales Central? OAQ(5)0472(FM)