Harlech Hoppa Bus

Pilot project that ran a shuttle bus service around the town of Harlech during the summer of 2018.

The purpose of this pilot was to determine whether a financially sustainable model of running the bus service could be established which would pay for itself from a combination of consumer revenue and contributions from visitor attractions, traders and the Community Council.

The pilot also collected data and insight to understand the behaviour of visitors to Harlech to inform further longer-term transport interventions to improve access, visitor experience and benefits to the town.

The project ran a shuttle bus service from the Beach Car Park to the Lower Bron y Graig Car Park every half hour from 9.45am to 5.45pm every day during the summer holidays (from Saturday 21st July to Sunday 2nd September).

The service charged £1 per adult trip and 50p for children. Visitors to the castle received a discount of £1 for adults / 50p children on their entrance fee on the production of their bus pass. The ticket (or passenger voucher on the bus) also offered discounts from participating retailers in the town to encourage visitors to explore the town further and use the local facilities.

The hoppa bus service will be running again in the summer of 2019.

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