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Liverpool students back the buses

01 Mar 2015


Students in Liverpool are choosing the green transport option, with demand for university bus passes up by almost a quarter.

Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire has seen ticket sales for its new Merseyside Unirider Plus pass rise by 24.2 per cent since the pass launched in September last year. 

The Merseyside Unirider Plus offers unlimited bus travel on all Stagecoach’s services across  Merseyside and Cheshire including Liverpool, Wirral, Southport, St Helens, Chester and Ellesmere Port.

The pass, which is valid anytime, seven days a week, is available to students and staff attending the University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Chester.

Elisabeth Tasker, managing director of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, said: “Our Unirider Plus pass offers students and staff at Liverpool and Chester based universities the opportunity to take advantage of a sustainable, convenient travel option at a great price.

“Our Unirider Plus passis a straightforward, low cost catch-all ticket which covers a wide geographic area. Students can easily travel to study and to work, while also easily accessing the great social and leisure opportunities that Merseyside and Cheshire have to offer, all on one ticket with no time restrictions. 

“It’s great to see such a positive reaction to the new pass and the cities’ students backing the buses.  We look forward to welcoming more Unirider Plus passengers on board. “ 

The Unirider Plus pass costs £255 for the year, excluding summer, meaning students and staff can travel from just 71p per day. Passes for this term launch on April 1st and cost £77 for the period until June 30th.

Stagecoach Bus is one of the UK’s most sustainable bus operators and has reduced carbon emissions by 30 per cent in the last five years. All Stagecoach vehicles are fitted with eco-driving systems which lower emissions and the company has shown the biggest commitment to using 100 per cent biofuel of any UK bus operator.