Cheaper bus travel for 11 to 18 year olds this summer

York Youth Council supporting cheaper fares throughout August for 11-18 year olds. Photograph: City of York Council
24 Jul 2013 @ 10.13 am
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York Youth Council supporting cheaper fares throughout August for 11-18 year olds. Photograph: City of York Council
York Youth Council supporting cheaper fares throughout August for 11-18 year olds. Photograph: City of York Council
Issued by City of York Council

York’s Quality Bus Partnership is offering 11 to 18 year olds cheaper bus fares throughout August.

Backed by the York Youth Council, the All York young person’s day ticket will cost just £1.30 – £1 cheaper than the normal price – for unlimited travel anywhere, all day, within York’s boundaries. Those aged 17 or 18 will also see a huge savings of £3.70, from their normal standard fare of £5.

A York Youth Council spokesperson said: “We’ve been waiting for a long time to achieve this and we am very appreciative of the commitment of the bus companies and the council.

“Because of the new laws that mean young people have to stay on in education or training, the 16-18yr Yozone card can help to alleviate some of the financial stress that families can face when their young people to further education.”

Simon Pearson, Commercial Director for First in York said: “We are delighted to offer anyone the age of 18 and below the opportunity to travel at this discounted rate during August.

“It is vital that we encourage young people to become regular bus users and will be watching the results of this trial carefully to see what we can do for the rest of the year” 



Nigel Eggleton at Transdev, said: “Young people are a vitally important sector of our market both now and in the future.

“We hope this good value ticket will enable them to get out and about on our buses during the summer and that their experience convinces them to travel by public transport in the years to come.”

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, said: “This is a great initiative which we have worked to deliver through the Quality Bus Partnership that could help thousands of youngsters save up to £31 on travel costs in August.

“This scheme will help promote sustainable travel around our city and feeds into our i-Travel initiative to travel by bus.”

Tickets will be available to anyone between the ages of 11-18 (the normal age is 11-16), and will be subject to suitable proof of age. Tickets are valid at any time of day (9am weekday restrictions normally apply) and any time at weekends and bank holidays.

For more details please visit the i-Travel website.

All York tickets can be purchased from the driver on board any of the participating companies’ buses:

  • Arriva Yorkshire
  • Coastliner (including Transdev York)
  • ConnexionsBuses (Harrogate Coach Travel)
  • East Yorkshire Motor Services
  • Eddie Brown
  • First
  • Reliance
  • Stephenson’s
  • Utopia

 


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