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No pass = no school bus travel for Brynteg pupils

A ‘No pass, no travel’ scheme is being trialled on Brynteg School buses this summer term to improve safety on school transport by reducing overcrowding.

Bridgend County Borough Council is piloting the scheme – which may also then be introduced in other secondary schools – as transport contractors have reported, on numerous occasions, that the amount of pupils boarding their coaches are exceeding the number who are eligible.  

This has resulted in vehicles being overcrowded, leading to some behavioural issues on the buses and concerns over safety.

Starting this week, only Brynteg School pupils who show a valid local authority home-to-school bus pass to the driver on every journey will be allowed to travel.

The bus pass must have a valid expiry date and the route number must match that of the bus they are catching.

We provide home-to-school transport to several thousand eligible pupils each day across the county borough, but have been concerned by safety issues reported in relation to overcrowding.

Therefore, we are piloting a ‘No pass, no travel’ scheme’ this term at Brynteg to tackle the problem, and would welcome support from parents and pupils.

Councillor Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration

Any Brynteg School pupil who does not have a valid bus pass should contact the council’s school transport team on 01656 642654 or email, while any pupil who loses their bus pass will be able to ask for a temporary 10 day temporary pass from the Brynteg school office.

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