Bus travel just got a fair bit cheaper for the next few months, thanks to a Government scheme...
Now more than ever it’s going to be a tight start to the year for many, but travelling around Nottingham by bus just got a lot cheaper until the end of March 2023, thanks to a government-funded Help for Households initiative.
The maximum single fare for any journey is now £2 across all Nottingham bus services, with the exception of Trent Barton’s Red Arrow service which doesn’t meet government criteria.
On Nottingham City Transport buses the standard adult City Area single has reduced from £2.50 to £2.00 and customers who usually buy a £4.70 all day ticket and make a return journey can pay just £4.00 per day, by changing to paying for a single ticket on both buses they use in a day.
One happy customer is Nottingham’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Wendy Smith. She’s getting behind the city’s bid to be carbon neutral by 2028, and one way she’s helping is by hopping on board NCT’s fleet of low emission buses when getting to her civic duties.
Wendy’s passion for travelling by bus is now being promoted through a full-sized bus back advert. She added that "using the buses is a quick, easy and relaxing way to get to events. I haven't got to worry about parking and the bus lanes mean I'm less likely to be stuck in a traffic jam. And it's better for the environment too”.
David Astill, NCT’s Managing Director said that NCT “already offers some of the lowest bus fares in Britain and we hope that this government funded fares initiative will encourage people to travel by bus, particularly those who haven’t returned since the pandemic”.
Norman Baker from Campaign for Better Transport, said: “Affordable bus travel really is a win-win. Capping bus fares in this way will help struggling households, cut traffic congestion and carbon emissions, and inject new life into dwindling bus services.”
The £2 price cap only applies to single fares and does not affect the price of any single fare that was lower than £2 or any other tickets, which remain at their regular prices.
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