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Young people urged to get on board for budget-friendly travel

20 Jul 2017

Young people across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to swap their car keys for their bus pass to make the most of budget-friendly travel.


Stagecoach Yorkshire is offering 16-18-year olds single fares for 80p and weekly megarider tickets for £6.50, providing a much cheaper option when compared with travel by car and the associated costs. 


Matt Davies, managing director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “Car insurance premiums are becoming increasingly expensive - particularly for young drivers who have just passed their test, with some facing premiums of many thousands of pounds a year.*


“And this follows national research earlier this year which found catching the bus is nearly 40% cheaper than commuting to work by car in Sheffield and more than half the cost in Doncaster, just in terms of of fuel and parking payments alone.


“We know that a lot of young people simply can’t afford to pay such high prices and want to remind them there is an alternative, budget-friendly travel option to help them get to college, work or out and about socialising and meeting friends.”


Teenagers aged between 16 and 18 can get unlimited travel on Stagecoach buses across South Yorkshire with the new 16-18 Travel Pass.


Eligible passengers can apply for the pass through, which will then entitle them to 80p single fares throughout South Yorkshire, as well as the child 7 day bus-only megarider ticket for £6.50 or £7 including Supertram.


Added Matt: “The benefits of bus travel are not just limited to the significant cost savings - one full double decker bus can remove up to 75 cars from the road, freeing up road space, reducing emissions levels and helping to improve air quality for the environment.”


Other Stagecoach Yorkshire travel options for young people include discounted fares for students and apprentices, the MegaTravel Pass for people aged between five and 16, and the Family Explorer ticket.