05 May 2016
Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire has announced that it is lowering fares across Wirral and St Helens.
The changes follow the firm’s decision to roll out its existing Liverpool flat fare structure throughout Merseyside.
Stagecoach has cut the cost of its adult single journeys in St Helens and Wirral to just £2, saving customers up to 90p per trip. Under 19s can enjoy an unlimited single journey for just £1. The fare changes came into effect on May 1st .
Journeys to and from Liverpool through the Mersey Tunnel will remain at £3 for adults and £1.50 for under 19’s.
The fare cuts are part of Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire’s commitment to providing quality and affordable transport throughout the region.
Elisabeth Tasker, Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire managing director, said: “We recognise the importance of providing a reliable and affordable bus service option for customers and we’re delighted to be increasing savings even further for passengers in Wirral and St Helens.
“Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire was recently voted the best bus service in England in terms of value for money and we’re continuously reviewing fares to offer the most competitive prices for all our journeys. This is great news for bus users and we’re keen to push these savings out to all of our passengers across the region.”
£1.50 adult and £80p under 19’s single fares will still be available for customers who have previously paid less than £2 for their local journeys in Wirral.
Weekly megariders will remain at £13.50 throughout Merseyside with under 19's weekly megariders priced at just £6.80.
Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire is the best value operator in England and is a market-leading company with over 1,200 staff and over 400 vehicles serving more than 42 million customers a year. The company 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.
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