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27 Jan 2016
Thousands of young people across Lancashire are to benefit from a new one day young person’s ticket from Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire.
From Saturday 23 January, Stagecoach will offer young persons dayrider tickets to customers aged under 19 for just £2. The tickets provide passengers with one day unlimited travel on Stagecoach buses within the existing Chorley, Preston or Fylde zones.
The offer which runs for 5 weeks, aims to reduce the cost of travel for its youngest users. Stagecoach has already made significant reduction to young person travel in the region with its unirider student bus ticket, saving students up to 44% compared with the equivalent adult fare.
Managing Director for Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire, Elisabeth Tasker, said: “This is great news for young bus users across Lancashire. Buses are crucial in connecting young people, in particular helping them to access education and employment opportunities as well as social activities.
“With the one day unlimited travel ticket, young people will now be able to see more and do more across the region. We hope that lots of people will take advantage of this fantastic offer.”
In the last year, Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire has invested more than £4.5 million into its Lancashire network including the region’s first, next generation Stagecoach gold buses operating route 125 between Preston, Chorley and Bolton.
The gold buses, which came into operation in November 2015, provide passengers with luxury travel, including free Wi-Fi, Italian leather seats and USB charging ports, at the same affordable price as normal Stagecoach buses.Young person’s dayrider tickets for each zone are available to purchase on board any Stagecoach bus. Child, under 16's single and return fares will remain unchanged with uniriders staying online only.