50p fares for Brighton
Brighton & Hove City Council and the seaside city’s local operators are launching a 50p fare for young people.
The council along with Brighton & Hove Buses, Stagecoach, Compass Travel and The Big Lemon are launching a campaign to promote two fare offers designed to get more young people travelling around Brighton & Hove by bus.
The offers include free travel by up to four children or young people aged 19 or under when accompanied by a fare paying adult or an adult concessionary pass holder. This offer applies at all times, but excludes night-time routes and journeys.
The promotion will also include 50p single journey tickets for unaccompanied children or young people under 19. This offer applies at off peak times only (after 6pm on school days), and any time on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and school holidays but excludes night time routes and journeys.
DfT funding for the Council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan is being used to fund the offers.
“We know that if we want people to make sustainable travel choices, we have to give them the infrastructure to do so” – Cllr Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee
Cllr Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee, said: “We want more young families and young people to travel around the city by bus and these fare offers will really make it more affordable to do so.
“We’re very lucky to have such a good and comprehensive bus network in Brighton & Hove which makes it easy to get from place to place.
“Being awarded almost £28 million last year for the specific use of improving bus services in the city means we can build on the good work that’s already been done. This was one of the highest awards in the country when you compare it to other areas.
“Given the workload of officers in the transport team this amount of funding is remarkable and I would like to thank them for their hard work.
“We know that if we want people to make sustainable travel choices, we have to give them the infrastructure to do so. Through offers like these, our Bus Service Improvement Plan is going to make travelling by bus a great option for our residents and visitors.”