Pay no more than £2 on our buses
11 months ago
Government-backed low fares attracting record numbers to ditch the car and switch to the bus for work and leisure
East Lancashire bus firm Transdev today confirms the Government-supported £2-a-trip ‘Price Drop’ fare cap is to continue throughout its network until October.
The Government has confirmed plans to extend its support to bus operators, which means that a single journey on all parent firm Transdev’s buses, including those run by Transdev subsidiaries The Blackburn Bus Company, Rosso and The Burnley Bus Company, will remain at just £2 – slashing 74 per cent off the cost of a journey on its Witchway express route between Burnley and Manchester.
Customers making longer distance journeys across Transdev’s network can look forward to making the biggest savings this summer and beyond, including on these popular one-way Lancashire trips:
- £5.80 off Burnley to Manchester by Witchway, saving 74.4 per cent.
- £5.80 off Burnley to Keighley on Mainline M4, saving 74.4 per cent
- £5.70 off Preston to Burnley by Hotline, saving 74 per cent
- £4.80 off Accrington to Manchester by Red Express, saving 70.5 per cent
For journeys on Transdev buses wholly within Greater Manchester, the £2 fare cap is already in place and will remain so, with support from directly elected Mayor Andy Burnham through the Bus Service Improvement (BSIP) programme.
Transdev Commercial Director Paul Turner said: “We are delighted to continue our participation in this extended fare cap, not least because we have seen record-breaking numbers of customers choosing to travel with us already, with every likelihood that this will continue.
“On some of our most popular routes, including our North West flagship Witchway express between Burnley, Rawtenstall and Manchester, we’ve seen double-digit percentage growth in customer numbers – with especially strong gains on our longer interurban routes like Witchway, where the savings are most significant.
“Our Transdev Treats vouchers are exclusively available free to our customers and give even more opportunities to save money on admission and refreshments at popular venues. We’re constantly looking to extend this scheme as a unique additional benefit to further cut the cost of family days out by bus and support our region’s visitor economy..
“We currently work with many attractions including Towneley Hall in Burnley, to offer half price entry for those who travel by bus with us. There are many more including castles and museums, cafes and tea rooms, plus discounts on open-top bus tours in Manchester, all with a Transdev Treats voucher.”
Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: “Taking the bus is the most popular form of public transport, and millions of people rely on these vital services every day.
“That’s why we are investing half a billion pounds to help people save money amid cost of living pressures and continue to level up transport in all parts of the country, doing our bit to help halve inflation and grow the economy.”