Bus travel to remain cheaper for longer in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Bus travel to remain cheaper for longer in Warwickshire

Philippa Mingins 11th Oct, 2023 Updated: 13th Oct, 2023   0

BUS travel is set to stay cheaper for longer in Warwickshire.

The government has announced adult single bus fares will continue to be capped at £2 until the end of 2024.

The continuation of the scheme means passengers in Warwickshire will pay a maximum of £2 for a single bus journey, regardless of the distance travelled.

Most Warwickshire bus operators have signed up to the scheme aimed to help with the rising cost of living.

Warwickshire County Council transport spokesperson Coun Jan Matecki said: “We are delighted to see the £2 bus fare cap extended in Warwickshire for another 14 months. This is fantastic news for our residents, particularly those who may be struggling with the rising costs of living, and those who rely on buses to get to work, school or college. It will also improve employment opportunities for people from lower income households.

“The extended bus fare cap is also good news for the environment, as it will hopefully encourage people to use public transport instead of driving their cars, reducing traffic congestion and air pollution in the county.”

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