TfW Cadw

2-for-1 travel to historic sites offered across Wales

The Transport for Wales (TfW) and Cadw have partnered up to offer passengers travelling to Wales’s historic landmarks 2-for-1 passenger entry, encouraging people to chuck road travel for the greener alternative with rail.

The scheme will operate through visitors with a valid same-day ticket becoming eligible for a second ticket for the price of one at paid Cadw sites. The validity will come from travel to valid historic locations looked after by Cadw across Wales. These include famous castles at Caernarfon, Conwy, and Caerphilly, among other locations, many of which are accessible to the public via rail travel.

James Price, Transport for Wales Chief Executive, said:

 “Wales has so many incredible places to visit, and this offer is a perfect way to save money, while also travelling sustainably using public transport.

“We’re delighted to be working with Cadw on this scheme and hope to see many people taking up the offer over the next year.”

Gwilym Hughes, Head of Cadw, said:

 “As the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, Cadw is committed to the sustainability of Wales’s historical landscape, for the benefit of future generations.

“Naturally, this commitment goes hand in hand with Wales’s wider sustainability targets — so we couldn’t be happier to be supporting Transport for Wales with this green tourism initiative.

 “We hope that the offer will enable Welsh residents and visitors alike to choose a greener, public travel option when visiting our outstanding historic sites — this summer and beyond.”

This initiative from the TfW will help to encourage more people to use rail travel options and hopefully convert road users to greener forms of travel when possible. With the Government’s ambitions to achieve carbon net-zero by 2050, opportunities to encourage rail travel must be taken by operators across the UK.

Whilst aiding in the fight for net-zero, attracting the UK public to rail travel will also aid in the sectors post-pandemic recovery. Though recent statistics show a healthy growth in rail usage after lockdown restrictions ended, with some areas achieving 90-93% of pre-pandemic numbers, the ongoing rail strikes are hampering recovery across the nation, so initiatives like this can be used to combat stagnating passenger numbers.

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