- £2 dayrider tickets offer for under 19s extended until after Easter
- Promotion offers discounts of up to 47%*
- Nearly 30,000 discounted tickets bought during initial five week period
Young people across the South East are able to benefit from lower bus fares after Stagecoach extended a national offer.
Following the successful introduction of a £2 dayrider ticket for under 19s, the offer has been extended for a further six weeks to allow young people to benefit over the Easter period.
More than 28,000 tickets offering unlimited travel within local ticket zones were sold across Kent and East Sussex during February.
Stagecoach hopes the extension of the offer will help young people get out and about over the Easter holidays when many under 19s have time off from school or college or are travelling to and from work.
Discounts of up to 47%* are available compared to current dayrider ticket prices and the tickets build on the existing offers Stagecoach has in place for millions of young people across the UK.
In particular, young people who use bus services to travel to job interviews, appointments and part-time employment can benefit from the extension of this cut-price offer.
Stagecoach South East managing director Philip Norwell said: “We are delighted that this discounted ticket has been so successful and are pleased to be able to announce the extension of the offer until 10 April. We hope that young people continue to see the benefit of the tickets and take advantage to get out and about over Easter.
“We are already providing very good value tickets for children and students across the region. This promotion makes taking the bus even better value for money and we hope lots of young people will continue to take advantage of the offer.”
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.
Stagecoach also previously launched the country’s first long-term nationwide discount for jobseekers, giving those with a JobCentre Plus travel card a 50% discount on their bus travel to help them find employment. The offer has been taken up by over 350,000 job seekers since it was launched in 2012. The scheme is funded entirely on a commercial basis by Stagecoach without any public sector support.
*Discounts in each Stagecoach dayrider zone will differ depending on the current price of a Dayrider ticket in that area.