Stagecoach has, launched its new Flexi Day 5 ticket aimed at customers who are now working more flexible hours, part-time or shifts, and leisure commuters beginning to get out and about as shops, cafes and restaurants open back up.
The ticket gives five days of travel in any 30-day period for the price of four single tickets, giving customers across the region a 20% discount as Greater Manchester returns to work.
Stagecoach has been providing a vital service throughout the pandemic and has taken extensive measures to ensure customers are safe on its services.
These include rigorous cleaning regimes to ensure all touch points are disinfected regularly, whilst face coverings are mandatory, unless for those that are exempt, on all services, as per government guidance.
The new busy bus indicator on the Stagecoach Bus App is an extra step to give people an easy, at a glance guide, on the best times to travel and to plan their journeys to avoid busier times. The indicator uses colour indicators on the buses on a live map view to help show how busy bus services could be.
Elisabeth Tasker, Stagecoach Manchester managing director, said: “We’ve been listening to our customers closely and, it is clear, that as we move out of the pandemic there is a need for increased flexibility for both commuters and leisure customers.
“As a result, we have introduced the Flexi Day 5 ticket to give local people the transport option they need and to ensure they can travel around the region in confidence as we look to return to normality.”
The Flexi Day 5 ticket can be purchased via the Stagecoach Bus App using PayPal, Apple Pay or Google Pay and be downloaded straight to your smartphone. Once the ticket is activated, customers have one month to use all five tickets.