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19 Jan 2016
From 23 January for five weeks, the bus company will offer dayrider tickets - which provide unlimited travel within a local area - for just £2 to passengers aged under 19.
The offer, which ends on 29 February, aims to further reduce the cost of travel for young people and their families at what can be a
difficult time of year financially. Stagecoach hopes it will also encourage as many young people as possible to use its bus network which delivers affordable, reliable and high quality services for thousands of customers in the south east every day.
In particular, young people who use bus services to travel to further education centres, job interviews, appointments and part-time employment will benefit from the offer.
Stagecoach South East managing director Philip Norwell said: “This is great news for young bus users across the Kent and East Sussex. Buses are crucial in connecting young people and in particular helping them to access education and employment opportunities and to get to social events.
“We know family budgets can often be stretched following the Christmas holidays so we are pleased to be able to help people make their money go further by reducing the cost of travel.
“We are already providing very good value tickets for children and students across the region. This makes taking the bus even better value for money and we hope lots of young people will take advantage of the offer.”
The dayrider U19 ticket will be available to purchase on board the bus. Full details can be found on our website: www.stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach is also making a multi-million pound investment in new technology. The company recently launched a new, fully mobile, UK Bus website which lets customers check live running times for their services and buy travel from their smartphone.
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.