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Bus campaign calls on commuters to switch and save

04 Mar 2016

A new campaign has been launched in Chesterfield encouraging commuters to save money by switching from cars to public transport.


Throughout March, Stagecoach in Chesterfield is highlighting the benefits of bus travel to drivers across the town.


The operator will be visiting local employers to help staff review the potential cost savings of travelling with Stagecoach and plan bus journeys.


With a Chesterfield Megarider Plus Xtra ticket, commuters can make unlimited journeys on Stagecoach buses in and around Chesterfield for £45.50 a month.


The ticket is also valid for journeys from Chesterfield to Bolsover, Clay Cross, Eckington, Spinkhill, Sheffield (Norton Hotel) and Pilsley.


Research shows that travelling with Stagecoach in Chesterfield is significantly cheaper than commuting by car. A study found that local bus users save an average of £322* a year – or £28 per month - by leaving their car in the driveway.


Paul Lynch, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “Our Chesterfield Megarider Plus Xtra ticket is not only excellent value for money but, because passengers can make unlimited journeys on Stagecoach buses, it offers commuters the flexibility to travel in and around Chesterfield.


“There are clear environmental benefits of choosing to travel by bus instead of driving – but opting to use public transport regularly can also help with budgeting, save people money and reduce the stress of driving and parking in busy towns and cities.”


Stagecoach’s latest Chesterfield Customer Satisfaction Report showed that 95 per cent of customers would recommend the operator to a friend.