15 Jun 2015
Grasshopper, the multi-operator bus pass for the North East of Scotland, is now generating over 5,000 passenger trips per month following its launch in 2014. Due to popular demand, the Grasshopper Pass has now been extended to cover all of the North East of Scotland with an expanded range of ticket types.
Customers from all areas of Aberdeen City and Shire can now benefit from hassle free bus journeys using just one ticket to travel on the services of participating local bus operators, including Alex Milne Coaches, Bain’s Coaches, Central Coaches, Classy Taxis, Deveron Coaches, First Aberdeen, J&M Burns, Kineil Coaches, Mid Deeside Ltd, Nicoll Coaches, Stagecoach North Scotland and Watermill Coaches, with the ability to hop on and off all local bus services during the course of a day or week.
The Grasshopper Pass is a partnership led by bus operators and administered by Aberdeenshire Council. The partnership is also supported by Aberdeen City Council and NESTRANS.
Building on the success of the pass, additional zones have been added with both weekly and daily passes available in each area. The expanded Grasshopper Pass will be formally launched outside Marischal College, Aberdeen on Monday the 15th June 2015 at 1400.
Steve Walker, Managing Director for Stagecoach North Scotland said: “We are delighted to build on the success of the Grasshopper Pass by extending it to cover all of Aberdeen City and Shire. Grasshopper provides great value, multi-operator bus travel to both new and existing bus customers.”
David Phillips, Managing Director for First Aberdeen said: “The Grasshopper Pass is an exciting and successful partnership between private bus operators and the two local authorities. The Grasshopper Pass is one of many investments made by all partners to improve the availability of bus travel. ”
Doug Bain, speaking on behalf of the independent bus operators in the North East of Scotland said: “The success of the original Zone 1-3 Grasshopper Pass has demonstrated that there is a demand for this type of bus ticket. The new extended zones will allow all customers in the north east to benefit from the convenience of multi-operator bus travel using one ticket”
Grasshopper passes can be bought direct from your driver. Visit www.grasshopperpass.com for further information and details on eligible bus services.