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Siopa10112 008 500x375 Wrexham Shopping Bus Made Free To Boost Easter Trade

Town centre traders and shoppers in Wrexham are set for an Easter bonus next week as the new 101 Shopper Hoppa bus service will be free of charge between the 10th and 21st April.

Dr Helen Paterson, Chief Executive of Wrexham Council, said: “I recently met with town centre traders and whilst they welcome the introduction of this service they wanted to raise more awareness of it amongst shoppers.

“I believe making it free for a short period of time will certainly achieve this. Wrexham has so much to offer its visitors from independent shops to major department stores and of course its indoor and outdoor markets. I hope many people take advantage of the Easter holidays and pay us a visit.”

The 101 service was introduced in March in response to calls from traders and shoppers to make getting around the town centre shopping areas much easier.

It runs from Wrexham General Train Station and visits the bus stop, High Street, Mount Street, Salop Road, Eagles Meadow, Market Street and Island Green.

When in the pedestrianised areas of the town centre it operates as a “hail and ride” service and its speed is restricted to 5 mph.

Bus pass holders will be required to use their passes in the usual way.

The service operates half hourly from 9.15 to 15.15 and on market days operates via Chester Road, Powell Road and Rhosddu Road to the Bus Station.