13 Sep 2019
Stagecoach North East is reminding young people across the north east to get on board with Under 19 tickets to save money on bus travel.
Now that the previous Stagecoach ID cards have expired, the local bus operator recommends that young travellers apply for the new Under 19 ID card to ensure they keep benefitting from great savings.
With a free Under 19 ID card, young people from the ages of 5 to 18 can hop on board any Stagecoach bus and buy discounted tickets, valid for unlimited travel anywhere throughout Tyne and Wear and across the Tees Valley.
One day and 7-day Under 19 tickets can be purchased on the bus or through the mobile app for £2.70 and £9 respectively, and 28-day Under 19 tickets can be bought online for just £35. In Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland and Hartlepool, a £1 single fare is also available from the driver.
Customers must provide ID when buying or using an Under 19 ticket to prove they are under 19 and avoid any confusion when boarding the bus. Valid forms of ID include: passport, driving licence, PASS card or a free young person's ID card from Stagecoach, Nexus, Network One and Arriva.
Steve Walker, Managing Director, Stagecoach North East said: "Our Under 19 scheme offers young people heavily discounted, unlimited travel opportunities, affording them the freedom to travel throughout the region to school, college, work or for general socialising.
"We are delighted to continue to offer savings on Under 19 tickets, making bus travel more attractive to young people and promoting a greener transport solution in the north east."
For customers who hold a 2018/2019 VIP ID card, which expired on 31 August 2019, there is a grace period of one month, enabling young bus users to continue purchasing discounted tickets until 30 September 2019. However, the new Under 19 ID cards are available now and forms can be downloaded online at www.stagecoachbus.com/under19ne