Passenger numbers have significantly increased on a bus route between Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

The new electric TrawsCymru buses between Carmarthen and Aberystwyth launched at the end of March 2023, have reported a 65 per cent surge in commuters on the route compared to 2022/23.

In the first six months in service, these state-of-the-art buses carried more than 100,000 passengers.

Each vehicle helps save the environment by reducing 3kg of CO2 per round trip.

Promotional offers such as a £10 travel all-day for two adults and two kids, an integrated rail and bus ticket for economical travels from Cardiff to Aberystwyth, and 50 per cent off trips during September's 'Catch the Bus' month are some of the initiatives promoting sustainable transport.

The cabinet secretary for north Wales and transport, Ken Skates said: "This is great news for bus users and the environment.

"The introduction of these greener, modern, more comfortable buses has clearly encouraged more people to use the Traws Cymru T1 service and I'm grateful to everyone involved in making this happen."

Mark Jacobs, contracts and performance manager for TrawsCymru noted: "Launching the all-electric TrawsCymru T1 service last year was a significant moment in the story of TfW and our development into a truly multi-modal organisation.

"The success of the new T1 fleet is the result of an effective partnership with the teams at Carmarthenshire County Council and First Cymru."

He added that the improvement in public transport has positively influenced people's travel behaviours and made the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth bus service a high-end public transport offering.