2016 marks 30 years of the bus operator being a council-owned arms-length company trading as ‘Cardiff Bus’.
As part of its celebrations, the bus operator opened the doors of its depot on Sloper Road for a family fun day raising money for its charity partner, Headway Cardiff.
Visitors enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of its depot, the chance to take a ride through the bus wash and to see some of Cardiff’s oldest remaining buses thanks to the Cardiff Transport Preservation Group.
Visitors also got into the Halloween spirit, enjoying spooky stories and activities thanks to No Fit State Circus and a Halloween-themed fancy dress competition.
Gareth Stevens, commercial manager at Cardiff Bus, said: “We wanted to do something a little different for our 30th anniversary this year. We also wanted to involve our fantastic customers. We thought this was a great way to do both and were thrilled that so many joined us on the day.
“It was lovely to see so many of our staff and their families, as well as our customers, and we were delighted that we could raise thousands of pounds for our charity partner Headway.”
Headway Cardiff is a local charity that supports those affected by brain injuries, and was chosen by Cardiff Bus employees as the company’s charity partner of 2016. Employees recently raised over £2,000 after running the Cardiff half marathon in aid of the cause.