T7 Traws Cymru and Concessions cards
Concessionary cards from Wales and England are accepted on the T7 service, operated by Newport Bus on behalf of Traws Cymru. The route covers the following geographical jurisdictions:
Magor – Chepstow – Conway Drive section of the route is in Monmouthshire (Wales).
Cribbs Causeway is in South Gloucestershire (England)
Lampeter Road to Bristol Marlborough Street is in Bristol City (England)
The validity of the passes are as follows:
Welsh Pass Validity
Transport for Wales (TfW) Concessions are valid for free travel all day throughout the route, including cross-border journeys, but not for journeys wholly within England for which they are invalid.
MyTravelPass is valid for discounted single and return fares all day throughout the route, including cross-border journeys, but not for journeys wholly within England for which they are invalid.
English Pass Validity
Diamond Travelcards (from Bristol/South Gloucestershire/North Somerset/Bath & North East Somerset) are valid for free travel throughout the route apart from journeys wholly within Wales for which they are invalid. They are only valid from 0900 onwards on Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Diamond Travelcards with Companion entitlement also allow a Companion to travel if required, and with the same geographic and time restrictions as detailed above.
South Gloucestershire and Bristol City also issue Platinum Travelcards, with and without Companion entitlement, and these have the same geographic and time restrictions as Diamond Travelcards except that South Gloucestershire Platinum Travelcards can also be used all day every day for journeys starting in South Gloucestershire whilst Bristol City Platinum Travelcards can also be used all day every day for journeys starting in Bristol City.
ENCTS Concessionary passes from elsewhere in England are valid for free travel for journeys within England only – so only between Cribbs Causeway and Bristol Marlborough Street on the T7 – and at the same times as Diamond Travelcards ie 0900 onwards on Mondays to Fridays and all day Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. They are not valid to/from or within Wales and no companion or other enhancements are offered even if normally available for that pass in the cardholder’s own local area.