NAT Group to reinstate key bus route
NAT Group, in partnership with TrawsCymru and Monmouthshire Council, have unveiled plans to continue the ‘Severn Express’ bus route. The existing service operates between Chepstow and Bristol via Cribbs Causeway and Clifton.
The route was originally operated by First Group and then Stagecoach before being terminated. However, after many voiced their concerns to the local authorities, NAT Group, TrawsCymru and Monmouthshire Council, were able to take over the operation, renaming the route ‘TrawsHafren’ (across the Severn) and keep the service in place for the many workers and students who use the service to commute.
NAT Group will begin operation of TrawsHafren on 15 June 2020, taking over where Stagecoach left off and ensuring there are no gaps in service. The route will initially operate on a six-month pilot scheme, allowing NAT Group to observe and see if there are any improvements needed.
The service will be given a new dedicated app that will be launched in time for the revised service, which will enable pre-booking, live vehicle tracking and advance cashless payment. The route will also have regular drivers, which the operator says are specially selected for the route.