NHS Staff in Wales to receive free public transport (Buses & Trains) for 3 months
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NHS Staff in Wales to receive free public transport (Buses & Trains) for 3 months

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Expires on 29/06/2020Posted 29th Mar
Excellent move by the Welsh government to offer all NHS staff free public transport across Wales. I'm aware that TFW had already made their services free for NHS workers but you can now also use Cross Country & GWR services within Wales for free too. Additionally you can use the buses free of charge (again within Wales)
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They need to do this in London
What about ALL key workers?
About time. What about the rest of the country ?
LeanneSutton8029/03/2020 10:08

What about ALL key workers?


Apparently NHS are the only workers that matter... Oh and the people of London.. Everyone else who's key worker and risking life can rot as I can see
LeanneSutton8029/03/2020 10:08

What about ALL key workers?


I think the main thing is just that NHS workers tend to have an ID, so it's easy to offer things to them. Hopefully more deals will be coming for other key workers, but who knows.
1988dave29/03/2020 12:09

Apparently NHS are the only workers that matter... Oh and the people of …Apparently NHS are the only workers that matter... Oh and the people of London.. Everyone else who's key worker and risking life can rot as I can see


You saving lives in your job?
yes I deliver food to the elderly so don't be so arrogant
This support will give public transport operators the initial funding they need to continue to deliver services, Great !
Username5029/03/2020 20:25

You saving lives in your job?


Maybe he doesn’t but as a key-worker he is surely risking his by exposing himself instead of sitting at home
Igorko29/03/2020 23:18

Maybe he doesn’t but as a key-worker he is surely risking his by exposing h …Maybe he doesn’t but as a key-worker he is surely risking his by exposing himself instead of sitting at home


You’re in the same camp as him. Probably someone who still has to work but aww diddums isn’t getting freebies.
sowotsdis29/03/2020 21:21

yes I deliver food to the elderly so don't be so arrogant


But are you medically treating elderly patients with covid 19?
Username5029/03/2020 23:39

You’re in the same camp as him. Probably someone who still has to work but …You’re in the same camp as him. Probably someone who still has to work but aww diddums isn’t getting freebies.


Yes I still have to work. I don’t need freebies. Someone has to pay for your benefits whilst you been self-isolating for last 10 years. I bet you one of those that has pallet of toilet paper at home
Here's a thought....why don't we pay our nurses what they deserve instead of these gestures (which are lovely too)...

These people are working all hours and putting their safety at risk for us all....about time they got treated and respected more in this country!
Chuchi29/03/2020 10:08

They need to do this in London



Needed not need. and not only NHS, but all nurses, doctors etc. ALL.
trex30/03/2020 00:04

But are you medically treating elderly patients with covid 19?



This does not matter anymore. You cant treat them, you only can bring new portion of virus.
Great for NHS Staff in Wales... now the other 3 home nations need to follow up with this and expand it to include all Key Workers.
Was good to see the Gurkha's helping build the hospital in london, they are defenders of the U.K. and deserve recognition for the tasks they undertake...risking their lifes for a country not of their birth!
All of our Services are doing a great job in very difficult and sad times, they at least deserve our full co-operation to help ease the stress and anxiety this causes.
Free transport should be an essential for them, if they can't reach the front line they can't fight!

Sorry For Short Rant.
Edited by: "JOHNNY_WILKINSON" 30th Mar
Great gesture but as a country were not thinking things through properly at the moment.....

Buses are on Sunday services timetable I believe....where I live in Wales anyway. NHS staff coming off shift at 8:30pm cant necessarily get a bus at the moment...free or not.

Last Friday night I gave someone a lift from Royal Glamorgan hospital (Llantrisant) to Cardiff at 8.30pm because there were no buses!
These taxi drivers for minimal profit should deliver privately key workers to work places. thus they can earn some money, keep economy running and take big burden from some key workers to think about how to get home and job. All have to wear the masks.
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I think at the moment the Free Rail Travel for NHS Staff runs until the end of April on Transport for Wales Trains. It's the Free Bus Travel that is 3 months, although TfW may match that.
Username5029/03/2020 20:25

You saving lives in your job?


To be fair yeh I am... Animal lives thank you.. Anymore questions? While you sit in your mums basement making claims for dole?
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JOHNNY_WILKINSON30/03/2020 10:22

Great for NHS Staff in Wales... now the other 3 home nations need to …Great for NHS Staff in Wales... now the other 3 home nations need to follow up with this and expand it to include all Key Workers.Was good to see the Gurkha's helping build the hospital in london, they are defenders of the U.K. and deserve recognition for the tasks they undertake...risking their lifes for a country not of their birth!All of our Services are doing a great job in very difficult and sad times, they at least deserve our full co-operation to help ease the stress and anxiety this causes.Free transport should be an essential for them, if they can't reach the front line they can't fight!Sorry For Short Rant.


I've been redeployed to the NHS Front Line as a HCA. I'm an NHS Biomedical Scientist, running my own Department and we have all been redeployed to the Wards now. This is to cover for people self-isolating with Covid-19 and also to allow others to step up to work in the ICU/ITU/HDU etc. I live in Wales but work in London and the commute is challenging at the best of times, but especially now with Sunday Timetables etc. Plus Megabus & National Express have suspended ALL Services until further notice, so only the Train is on offer.

I'm proud to be able to do my bit on the Frontline. And I agree that Train/Bus Companies in England would do well to provide a Free Service for their NHS Staff, like Wales has.
deleted64122004/04/2020 15:57

I've been redeployed to the NHS Front Line as a HCA. I'm an NHS …I've been redeployed to the NHS Front Line as a HCA. I'm an NHS Biomedical Scientist, running my own Department and we have all been redeployed to the Wards now. This is to cover for people self-isolating with Covid-19 and also to allow others to step up to work in the ICU/ITU/HDU etc. I live in Wales but work in London and the commute is challenging at the best of times, but especially now with Sunday Timetables etc. Plus Megabus & National Express have suspended ALL Services until further notice, so only the Train is on offer.I'm proud to be able to do my bit on the Frontline. And I agree that Train/Bus Companies in England would do well to provide a Free Service for their NHS Staff, like Wales has.


You have my thanks and admiration for the dangerous tasks your'e doing, but remember to Stay Safe!
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