Stagecoach cuts the cost of bus travel for young people

26 Jan 2016

• Dayrider tickets to be priced at £2 for passengers under 19 

• Special offer from 23 January 2016

• Activity supports the ongoing work of Stagecoach East Scotland to support young people in the community

Thousands of young people across Fife, Edinburgh, Dundee, Angus and Perthshire are to benefit from a new offer by Stagecoach East Scotland which will help cut the cost of travel. 

From 23 January, the bus company will provide dayrider tickets - which provide unlimited travel within the local area - for just £2 to passengers aged under 19, for five weeks.

The offer - which ends on 29 February - aims to further reduce the cost of travel for young people and their families at what can be a difficult time of year financially. Stagecoach East Scotland hopes it will also encourage as many young people as possible to use its bus network which delivers affordable, reliable and high quality services for thousands of customers in the East of Scotland every day.

The special tickets offer discounts off the current dayrider ticket prices and builds on the existing offers Stagecoach East Scotland has in place for young people across the region.

A wide range of great value tickets for regular travel are also available. A megarider offers unlimited travel for 7 days, one calendar month, 13 weeks or one calendar year in travel zones. A unirider offers unlimited travel exclusively for students (with valid student ID) for 4 or 13 weeks. 

In particular, young people who use bus services to travel to job interviews, appointments and part-time employment will benefit from the offer.

Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said: “This is great news for young bus users across the East of Scotland. Buses are crucial in connecting young people and in particular helping them to access education and employment opportunities and to get to social events. 

“We know family budgets can often be stretched following the Christmas holidays so we are pleased to be able to help people make their money go further by reducing the cost of travel. 

“We are already providing very good value discounts for children, students and young people across the region. This makes taking the bus even better value for money and we hope lots of young people will take advantage of the offer.” 

The tickets will be available to purchase on board the bus and customers should simply ask for an Under 19 dayrider for their local area. 

Full details can be found here.