Warwickshire £2 bus fare scheme extended for a further three months - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire £2 bus fare scheme extended for a further three months

BUS users across Warwickshire can enjoy £2 fares for even longer.

The government has announced it has extended its £2 bus fare cap for a further three months.

This means those travelling on bus across the country, including in Warwickshire, can enjoy cheaper travel until the end of June.

The scheme means that bus passengers will only pay a maximum of £2 for a single bus journey regardless of the distance travelled.

The government has committed £75million of further investment to extend the scheme, previously running until the end of March, to continue until June 30.

A further £80million has been confirmed to protect vital bus services people rely on for work, education, medical appointments and shopping.

In Warwickshire, Stagecoach, Arriva, National Express Coventry, National Express West Midlands, Pulhams, A&M Group – Flexibus (Service 9 only) and IndieGo PLUS Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) are signed up to the scheme.

Warwickshire County Council has welcomed the news.

Transport spokesman Coun Wallace Redford said: “We are delighted to announce that the £2 bus fare cap will be extended in Warwickshire. 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.”

More details on Warwickshire routes and timetables can be found at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/buses

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