Nia Griffith MP has welcomed action by Coleg Sir Gar and bus operator Gwynne Price which has resulted in three new direct bus services to take students to and from Coleg Sir Gar, for which students will be expected to pay £1 a journey. The routes will serve the Dafen and Felinfoel area, the Morfa and New Dock Road area and a route from Trostre Road via Alban Road and College Square. This follows a campaign by Nia and local students, and their parents who were dismayed to discover when students started college in September that free college transport had been scrapped for those living less than three miles from the college, leaving pupils from areas like Felinfoel having to get two service buses each way at a cost of £5.20 a day to get to the Graig Campus.
Nia Griffith MP commented
“This is an important step forward as it is totally unrealistic to expect students to walk nearly six miles a day with heavy bags in winter weather or lashing rain, and paying over £30 a week for bus fares was risking putting college out of reach for some students. I will continue to press for the best possible deal for students, such as a bus pass, and will urge the College to provide clear information to prospective students about transport arrangements.”