Passengers at ticket office

Innovative ticketing project launched in Wales

Bridgend County Borough Council has introduced a new initiative with Transport for Wales (TfW) making it easier for passengers to purchase tickets.

The scheme allows passengers to buy rail tickets at stores in 90 different locations across Wales making access to ticketing more convenient.

This will help passengers travel more easily by rail providing access to work, training, further education and leisure activities.

TfW are the very first rail operator in the UK to introduce a ticketing scheme like the one currently being introduced.

In addition to the ticketing scheme redevelopment work is set to take place at Bridgend Station.

A feasibility study has recently been commissioned to look into the improvements that can be made at the station.

These improvements would include a new entrance from the eastern side of the station and the creation of Station Link.

The Station Link would provide a crucial travel link between the station and the nearby Brackla Street.

Bridgend County Borough Council commented on the new ticketing scheme set to be introduced.

Janine Nightingale, Corporate Director for Communities at Bridgend County Borough Council said: “Bridgend County Borough Council is excited to be working with TfW to improve local transport links.

“[This will] make it easier for people to travel to and from the town centre, especially for work or for training.

“This innovative scheme lets those people who don’t use a computer or apps to easily purchase train tickets with cash at a place of their convenience.

“We welcome ways to raise awareness of the scheme and hope more people will take advantage of it.”

Further information on the ticketing scheme can be found on the TfW website.

Ticketing infrastructure like contactless ticketing is key to helping modernise the UK's rail network for passengers.

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