Bus ticket prices cut for young people

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Thousands of young people across the north of Scotland are to benefit from a new offer by Stagecoach North Scotland which will help cut the cost of travel.

From Saturday (January 23) the bus company will provide dayrider tickets which provide unlimited travel within the local area - for just £2 to passengers aged under 19 per day.

The offer, which ends on Monday, February 29, aims to further reduce the cost of travel for young people and their families at what can be a difficult time of year financially.

Stagecoach North Scotland hopes it will also encourage as many young people as possible to use its bus network which delivers affordable, reliable and high quality services for thousands of customers in north east Scotland every day.

The special tickets offer discounts compared to current dayrider ticket prices and builds on the existing offers the company has in place for young people across the region including uniriderstudent tickets and the Under 21 discount card.

The special £2 dayrider ticket will feature in Aberdeen zone 1 and Peterhead and Fraserburgh town zones.

Young people who use bus services to travel to job interviews, appointments and part-time employment will benefit from the offer.

Stagecoach North Scotland Managing Director Steve Walker said: “This is great news for young bus users across the north of Scotland.

“Buses are crucial in connecting young people and in particular helping them to access education and employment opportunities and to get to social events.

“We know family budgets can often be stretched following the Christmas holidays so we are pleased to be able to help people make their money go further by reducing the cost of travel.

“We are already providing very good value discounts for children, students and young people across the region, this makes taking the bus even better value for money and we hope lots of young people will take advantage of the offer.”

The tickets will be available to purchase on board the bus.

For ticket boundary maps and more information on the Under 19 discount see stagecoachbus.com.