30 Aug 2018
Ahead of the new academic year, bus operator Stagecoach is reminding parents and young people of its range of ticket options to suit their travel needs – and save them money.
With pupils and students heading back to school across the region from next week Stagecoach is reminding passengers aged under 18 who live and travel by bus and tram in South Yorkshire, that they can get cheap travel tickets with a MegaTravel or 16-18 Travel Pass.
Matt Davies, Managing Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “The pass is free to get and means that younger passengers have access to discounted fares and ticket on buses, trams and trains across South Yorkshire.
“As part of people’s preparation ahead of their return to school or college, along with things like new school uniform, we’d suggest they add exploring their travel options to their To Do list and start saving on their travel early on in the new term.”
Passengers need to apply for a MegaTravel or 16-18 Travel pass at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com.
These passes give young people access to fares and offers including:
80p single fare for any bus or tram journey in South Yorkshire
Travel all day on Stagecoach buses and the tram in South Yorkshire for just £2.20 with a South Yorkshire Child bus and tram dayrider ticket
Unlimited travel all week on Stagecoach buses and the tram in South Yorkshire for just £7.50 with the South Yorkshire Child bus and tram megarider.
Young people in South Yorkshire can also buy discounted Stagecoach monthly and 28-day bus and tram tickets online, which will be ready to use on a Stagecoach Smartcard.
Stagecoach Yorkshire is also helping younger passengers across the region to get bus-ready ahead of the return to school.
Young children are being encouraged to follow Stagecoach’s handy hints such as practising catching the bus – including flagging down a vehicle, paying for and scanning tickets, finding a seat, pressing the button and walking from the bus stop to school.
Added Matt: “The first time a child gets the bus or tram on their own is a big day. They might be excited about the new adventure, but they could also be anxious. We understand these worries and want to make bus travel as easy and safe as possible for children and parents and guardians alike.
“By taking a few simple steps such as practising catching a bus, being early, applying for reusable tickets, investing in value-for-money saver tickets and making use of our smartphone app technology the bus journey will become second nature.”