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17 May 2016
It's fare to say bus travellers in the area are in for a pleasant surprise. Local bus operator Stagecoach South is cutting some of its fares and freezing others in a bold move to make bus travel a smarter choice.Michael Watson, Regional Director for Stagecoach South explains: “We are freezing our fares, holding them at last year’s prices.”
Travelling at peak time will no longer attract a higher price as Stagecoach South works to simplify its fares for everyone. From this week current off peak value tickets will be available all day, every day, helping cut the cost for many customers.
There’s also huge incentives to get out in the evening, with special priced nightrider tickets costing just £2 to travel anywhere on the Stagecoach South network, stretching from Andover to Brighton.
Michael goes on to say “we are also launching a new timetable on routes 30 and 31 to Hayling Island from 29 May. This represents an investment of nearly £100,000 a year. The extra resources will help buses recover from the delays we see on Hayling Island and in Havant.”
Alan Mak Member of Parliament for Havant, pictured with Michael celebrating the news, commented “freezing fares and cutting the cost of peak time travel is great for residents in this area, especially the commuter. I’m really pleased to hear about the investment Stagecoach is making to the Hayling Island bus service and to see they have listened to their customers.”