Those using buses across Swindon are going to continue to pay cheap fares as the national cap is being extended until the end of the year.

Single bus fares are currently capped at £2.

The government previously invested £200 million to extend this bus fare cap until the end of October, but now this has now been pushed back until December 31.

The cap has been in place since the beginning of the year and was set to end in June however has been extended once more.

GWR promoted the initiative on their Twitter page and promoted the public to utilise the service in order to get to and from train stations.

Swindon Bus Company said: "Our aim is for people to change their travel habits, so they opt for the bus and other sustainable methods.

"One fully-loaded double decker bus has the potential to take up to 75 cars off the road, this is an excellent opportunity to reduce congestion in-and-around Swindon."

Silviya Barrett, from Campaign for Better Transport said: “We’re pleased the £2 bus fare cap we campaigned for has been a success, reducing fares and boosting passenger numbers.

“The additional funds for local authorities announced today are also welcome and we hope that this is just the start of ongoing investment in bus networks across the country.”