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We are changing the way we sell our child and concessionary dayrider ticket

If you buy a child or concessionary dayrider on the bus, the driver will now load the ticket onto your smart card, instead of giving you  a  paper ticket.

The validity of this ticket will remain the same.

Who and Which tickets are affected?

  • Children aged 5-16 in Greater Manchester who purchase a Manchester child dayrider   will need to hold an igo card
  • Children aged 5-16 in Greater Manchester who purchase a Wigan child dayrider   will need to hold an igo card

All children aged 5-10 will need an igo card to buy a child dayrider on the bus.


  • TfGM ENCTS disabled persons card holders who purchase a   Manchester concessionary dayrider for travel before 0930 hours Monday to Friday
  • TfGM ENCTS disabled persons card holders who purchase a   Wigan concessionary dayrider for travel before 0930 hours Monday to Friday
 

Children aged 5 -16 travelling with Greater Manchester

If your child does not have an igo card:

You will need to apply to TfGM for an igo card to continue to buy a child dayrider from the bus driver.
To ensure you have an igo card in time for January 2020, it is suggested you apply for an igo card by the end of November.

How can I get an igo card

Visit tfgm.com/igo to download an application form or get a copy of the form from a TfGM Travelshop.

 

If your child already has an igo card:

You do not need to do anything. The bus driver will load the ticket onto the igo card. 

  

What happens if a child does not have an igo?

 
Children aged 11-16

You must have an igo card to travel using a child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester if you are aged 11-16. For more details about the igo card please visit tfgm/igo

If you don’t have an igo card you can buy and travel using the following tickets:

  • a non-igo single fare
  • Adult dayrider
  • Plus One dayrider (1 adult and 1 child up to the age of 16)
  • Group dayrider (2 adults and up to 3 children up to the age of 16)
 
Children aged 5-10

To buy Stagecoach day and 7 day tickets and get me there tickets you will need an igo card.

If you don’t have an igo card you can buy and travel using the following tickets:

  • Child single fare
  • Child dayrider on the Stagecoach Bus App
  • Plus One dayrider (1 adult and 1 child up to the age of 16)
  • Group dayrider (2 adults and up to 3 children up to the age of 16)
  • System One child AnyBus dayrider from the bus driver (paper ticket)

TfGM ENCTS disabled persons card holders

All that changes is the way you travel with your  TfGM ENCTS disabled persons card before 0930 hours Monday to Friday:

  • The bus driver will load the ticket onto your concessionary card.
  • Every time you catch the bus you will be asked to touch-in on the ticket machine card reader and confirm your destination. 

 

Buying Child and Concessionary dayrider tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App

You can buy child and concessionary dayrider tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App instead of from the driver.

Children:

Aged between 5-10 do not need an igo card to travel with a child dayrider purchased on the Stagecoach Bus App. 
Children aged 11-16 must carry an igo card.

 Concessionary:

You will need to show your TfGM ENCTS  disabled persons card to the driver each time you travel.

 

FAQs

My igo card is broken
If your igo card is bent or cracked you will need to apply for a replacement card from TfGM.  Visit   tfgm.com/igo  for further details

I don’t have an igo card
Please visit   tfgm.com/igo    to download an application form or get a copy of the form from a TfGM Travelshop.

Any child under 16 who is a resident of Greater Manchester or attends school in Greater Manchester can apply for an igo card.

If you are aged between 11 and 16 and do not hold an igo card you cannot purchase a  child  dayrider ticket and will be asked to pay a £2.00 for each journey you make on a Stagecoach bus or £1.75 on a TfGM School bus service.

 
 

FAQs

I have an TfGM ENCTS disabled persons card. Why should I buy and concessionary dayrider?
If you wish to travel before 9:30 Monday to Friday you are entitled to pay the concessionary fare. If you make a number of journeys early in the morning it may be more economic to purchase this ticket. Purchasing an dayrider does not affect your free travel after 9:30 or at weekends.

I buy my child or concessionary tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App. Am I affected?
No. You can continue to buy your ticket on the Stagecoach Bus App. You will still need to show igo card or TfGM ENCTS disabled persons card to the bus driver.

Can I add a Greater Manchester easyrider to a StagecoachSmart or get me there card?
No. You can only purchase a  child or  concessionary  dayrider  with an igo or TfGM ENCTS disabled persons card.