Aylsham

£2 for a one way trip on the bus

Just Regional
Jan 13, 2023 2 mins read

Nine bus operators in Norfolk will be taking part in the Bus Fare Cap Grant scheme, giving passengers £2 for all single journeys for three months.

As part of the government’s Help for Households campaign, journeys until March 31 will cost £2 on services run by Border Bus, First, Konectbus, Our Bus, Sanders, Simonds, Coach Services, Stagecoach and Semmence.

Martin Wilby, Norfolk County Council cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure, said: “At a time when many are struggling with the rising cost of living, this is a welcome investment to help bring down travel costs for many.

“All our local operators already offer really good value fares, particularly for multiple trips or group tickets, but this offer will benefit those residents who may use the bus only occasionally or those who want to try using the bus for the first time.”

In September, the Department for Transport announced its plans to invest up to £60m to introduce the bus fare cap on single bus tickets on most services in England outside London.

Operators had the option to take part, and Lynx and WNCT – which operate in west Norfolk – and Vectare, which runs the Flexibus+ in Swaffham, have decided not to participate as the majority of their fares are already cheaper.

Buses minister Richard Holden said: “With the scheme set to take two million car journeys off the road, it’s fantastic to see so many bus operators signing up to the fare cap, helping people to Get Around for £2.”

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