- Discounted ticket made permanent for under 19s
- New deal for young people offers up to a third off* local ‘dayrider’ ticket
Bus company Stagecoach has announced that young people across the south east will benefit from a discounted bus fare.
Following a successful UK-wide promotional offer, the company is to introduce a permanent ‘dayrider’ ticket for passengers aged under 19. The new ’dayrider U19’ ticket will be available from 17 April and offers one day’s unlimited travel within local ticket zones in Kent and East Sussex for just £2.50.
Stagecoach say the new ticket represents great value for money offering up to a third off the local dayrider fare. Young Persons aged 16 to 18 will benefit from the new product, having previously paid full fares.
Stagecoach South East managing director Philip Norwell said: “We’re committed to making bus travel as affordable and attractive as possible and we recognise that travel costs for young people can be a burden on family budgets.
“We already offer good value child fares up to the age of 16, but given that young people must now remain in education or training up to the age of 18, we wanted to do something that particularly helped them.”
The dayrider U19 ticket will be available to purchase on board the bus. Full details can be found here.
Bus travel is the most popular mode of transport used by Britain’s commuters, with 5.2 billion bus journeys in the UK each year. Stagecoach has three times been independently assessed as offering the lowest fares of any major bus operator in the UK.
*Discounts in each Stagecoach dayrider zone will differ depending on the current price of a dayrider ticket in that area.