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We are changing the way we sell our 7-day easyrider ticket

If you buy this ticket, the driver will load it onto your smart card, instead of giving you a paper ticket. You will then need to validate your journey by touching your card onto the card reader each time you travel.

The price and the validity of this ticket will remain the same.

Who and Which tickets are affected?

  • Children aged 5-16 in Greater Manchester who purchase an £8.00 easyrider ticket
  • TfGM ENCTS disabled persons card holders who purchase an £8.00 easyrider ticket for travel before 0930 hours Monday to Friday
  • Children travelling on services 236, 237, 358 and 360 who  purchase the £10.00 cross boundary 7 day ticket.
 

Children aged 5 -16 travelling with Greater Manchester


What is an igo card?

From the age of 11 until 31 August after your 16th birthday, you can pay child fares on buses in Greater Manchester if you have an igo card. You must have an igo card to travel using a child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester if you are aged 11-16.

If you are aged 5-16 you need an igo card to buy a Stagecoach easyrider, System One Junior AnyBus and get me there Junior AnyBus tickets.

 

I already have an igo card

All that changes is the way you travel with your igo card:

  • The bus driver will load the ticket onto your igo card
  • Every time you catch the bus you will be asked to touch-in  on the ticket machine card reader.   You will also be entered in to an igo monthly prize draw!
 

How can I get an igo card

To continue to purchase an easyrider ticket you will need to apply to TfGM for an igo card.

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

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. 

Children making cross boundary journeys between Derbyshire/Cheshire  and Greater Manchester 

For children travelling on services 236, 237, 358 or 360 between Derbyshire or Cheshire and Greater Manchester the £10 cross boundary ticket can be purchased using any smart card.

This ticket is valid throughout Greater Manchester 

TfGM School Bus Services weekly ticket £7.30

The School Weekly valid on TfGM School services will continue to be issued as a paper ticket.

If you travel on TfGM funded School services provided by a different operator than Stagecoach please continue to purchase this paper ticket. A Stagecoach easyrider will not will not be accepted on another company’s bus.

 
 

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 furher 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 7 day 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 easyrider?
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 easyrider 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 an £8.00 easyrider ticket with an igo or TfGM ENCTS disabled persons card.