As part of a national campaign, the local bus operator has reduced the price of its VIP day ticket from £2.35 to £2 from 23 January for five weeks, so under-19s with a relevant ID card can benefit from cheaper, unlimited travel on buses across the region.
The VIP ticket allows passengers to ride on all Stagecoach buses in the north east, including Teesside, Hartlepool, Tyne and Wear and into Northumberland to Ponteland and Darras Hall.
The discounted tickets will help to further reduce the cost of getting around for young people at a time when finances are often tight after the Christmas and New Year festivities. Stagecoach North East hopes it will also encourage as many young people as possible to use its bus network when travelling throughout the region. In particular, young people who use bus services to travel to job interviews, appointments and part-time employment will benefit from the latest cut-price offer.
Phil Medlicott, Stagecoach North East Managing Director, said:”This is great news for young bus users in the north east. Buses are crucial in connecting young people, bringing opportunities for education, employment and leisure at a discounted price.
“We know budgets can often be stretched following the Christmas holidays so we are pleased to be able to help people make their money go further by reducing the cost of travel. This promotion makes taking the bus even better value for money and we hope lots of young people will take advantage of the offer.”
To be eligible, customers aged between five and 18 require an ID card when they buy a VIP ticket online or on the bus. ID cards include the Stagecoach VIP ID card, Nexus Under-16 Pop Card and Network One Young Persons ID card.
Free VIP card are available and application forms can be downloaded here – Stagecoach VIP application form. VIP tickets for one day and seven days can be purchased from the driver and for 28 days, can be bought online. For more information, please visit https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/north-east/vip-tickets.
For further information about Stagecoach North East please visit www.stagecoachbus.com