Penny Mordaunt MP welcomed the latest policy from the Conservative government to assist with the Cost of Living and continues the Help for Households work undertaken by the government.
Penny said, “Buses are the most popular form of public transport in England, making up half of all journeys – and we are committed to making sure they remain accessible to everyone.”
Penny added, “That is why today we are launching our Get Around for £2 bus scheme, investing £60 million to cap single bus fares outside of London at £2 from 1 January to 31 March 2023 – a third less than the average local bus ticket of £2.80.By making sure that customers are paying a fair price for bus journeys, we are taking two million car journeys off the road and saving money for families, students and commuters.”
The latest £2 Single Bus Fares policy announced this week includes:
- 130 operators (Inc all the main ones) are capping single fares at £2 from Jan 1st to March 31st (List of operators here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2-bus-fare-cap#bus-operators-taking-part-in-the-scheme)
- This is being funded by £60m from government (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2-bus-fare-cap#new-bus-fare-cap-from-1-january-2023)
- London and some of the Metro Mayors already have their own caps on place, this will apply across the rest of England and is particularly helpful for those travelling between larger towns regularly – but helps a lot of others too.
Today, we announced we are investing £60 million to cap bus fares outside London at £2 as we launch our Get Around for £2 by bus scheme, cutting fares for most travellers by a third.
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