Stagecoach has announced changes to some of its bus fares in Chesterfield, including the introduction of new 7 and 28 day child tickets following customer feedback.
From 3rd February 2019, the Chesterfield child dayrider Plus ticket will change to £2.80, but will see 7 and 28 day products being added to the range, at £9.00 and £36.00 respectively -which will be welcome news to parents across Chesterfield.
Stagecoach are also extending their 5 for a fiver offer across the region for a promotional period, which will mean that any 2-5 people travelling together on weekends and bank holidays can purchase a group ticket at the cost of £5. This ticket will allow travel on Stagecoach buses across the whole of South and West Yorkshire (not including services X10, X62 and 737), between Sheffield and Chesterfield and within the Chesterfield megarider Plus zone.
An extension of the increasingly popular eveningrider ticket will also allow customers to travel across the same area, for just £2.50 after 6pm.
The Sheffield Megarider Plus ticket which was valid on Stagecoach buses in Sheffield, the Sheffield Supertram, as well as services to Chesterfield and in the Chesterfield megarider zone, will be replaced with the South Yorkshire Plus ticket. This will cover the same boundaries plus all Stagecoach services in South Yorkshire including Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, and most services in West Yorkshire. This ticket will cost £6.00 for a day, £19.00 for 7 days and £74.00 for 28 days and is ideal for people travelling between Sheffield and Chesterfield. Discounted child versions of this ticket will also be available.
The Chesterfield dayrider, valid for unlimited travel on Stagecoach buses in Chesterfield, will change to £3.90, while the Chesterfield Dayrider Plus will change to £4.60.
The 7-day Megarider will be £13.00 and the 28-day version will be £50.
Stagecoach’s Chesterfield 7 day Megarider Plus, valid for unlimited travel in Chesterfield and the surrounding areas, will be £15.30, with the 28 day price being £59.
John Young, commercial director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “We strive to keep fares as low as possible for all our customers, with a wide range of tickets and discounts available across our services. We are pleased to be able to offer the 5 for a fiver and eveningrider tickets to customers in new areas, and are confident that these will be well suited to many people’s travel needs.
“However, we face a challenging economic environment due to rising operating costs and cuts to public sector spending on buses, meaning we have had to reassess our pricing strategy in Chesterfield.
“The money from fares is always reinvested into improving our services throughout the region so that we can offer our passengers the most convenient and safe travel options.
“We also continue to look for ways to make it even easier for our customers to pay for their journeys, including contactless payments on bus and the option to purchase mobile tickets via the Stagecoach bus app.”