Half price Day Riders for passengers aged 16 to 19

Enviro400 Stagecoach Manchester, MX08 GNU, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station
For passengers aged 16 – 19 years of age, Stagecoach’s half price Dayrider will offer substantial savings on a short return trip from Dukinfield to Ashton! The present fare is £2.30 – a saving of £2.60 on both legs. A trip from Dukinfield to The Trafford Centre on Stagecoach Manchester buses alone (330 or 346; 216/219/231; and X50 or 250) would see the single fare on each bus akin to prices last seen in the Greater Manchester Transport era – back when the 16 to 19 Pass was advertised on Piccadilly Radio!

30 years after Greater Manchester Transport rebranded the Teen Travel Club weekly tickets as the 16 – 19 Bus Pass, comes a special offer from Stagecoach Manchester. Thousands of young people across Greater Manchester are set to benefit from a new offer by Stagecoach Manchester which will help cut the cost of travel.

From tomorrow [23rd January], Stagecoach Manchester will cut the cost of its Dayrider tickets from £4.10 to just £2 for passengers aged 16 – 19. Passengers in their late teens, for less than the price of a single journey on the 346 from Dukinfield to Ashton-under-Lyne can enjoy unlimited travel on all Stagecoach Manchester buses. From South Manchester to Stockport, Oldham, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

The offer, which ends on 29 February, aims to further reduce the cost of travel for young people and their families at what can be a difficult time of year financially. For young people new to the bus, it’s an affordable way towards travelling to and from work or college independently.

Stagecoach Manchester hopes the offer encourages as many young people as possible to use its bus network. One that delivers affordable, reliable and high quality services for thousands of customers in Greater Manchester every day. Plus free WiFi on selected routes.

The special tickets offer discounts of 51% compared to current Dayrider ticket prices.

Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Chris Bowles, said: “This is great news for young bus users across the Greater Manchester region. Buses are crucial in connecting young people and in particular helping them to access education and employment opportunities and to get to social events.

“We know family 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.

“We are already providing very good value discounts for children, students and young people across the region. This makes taking the bus even better value for money and we hope lots of young people will take advantage of the offer.”

The young person’s Dayrider is available to buy on the bus. Full details can be found at www.stagecoachbus.com.

S.V., 22 January 2016.

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