UK: 130 Bus Operators to Implement £2 Fare Cap

The UK government has confirmed that 130 bus operators will take part in its 2 GBP fare cap scheme for single bus tickets, which will run from January to March 2023.

This scheme is backed by 60 million GBP in government funding to encourage people outside of London to travel by bus in order to reduce transport emissions and congestion.

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The £2 fare cap aims to encourage more people to hop on the bus and leave their cars at home

The full list of routes that will benefit from this fare cap has now been announced, with major operators such as National Express and Stagecoach taking part.

Buses Minister Richard Holden said:

“Brits love buses. They’re the most popular form of public transport in England, making up half of all journeys. So we’re investing £60 million to cap single bus fares at £2 to help families, students and commuters and help get people back on the bus.

“The scheme will also take 2 million car journeys off the road and it’s fantastic to see so many bus operators signing up. So, if you’re in Carlisle or Weston-Super-Mare, Birmingham or Doncaster, make sure you hop on the bus and ‘Get Around for £2’ between 1 January and 31 March.”

This scheme is part of the government’s Help for Households campaign, which aims to deliver savings for those affected by the rising cost of living.

In addition, the fare cap will help the bus industry continue its recovery from the pandemic by encouraging more people to travel by bus.

This initiative builds on the allocation of more than 2 billion GBP in government funding to deliver improved services, new bus priority measures and zero-tailpipe-emission vehicles as part of the Bus Back Better strategy.

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