In an attempt to make bus travel more affordable, 4,600 routes across England have been capped at just £2 – including a popular route from Leeds.
As of Sunday 1 January 2023 to the end of March, millions of people across the country will be able to save lots of money on bus travel.
More than a whopping 130 bus operators outside of London will charge no more than two pounds for a single ticket, the Department of Transport have declared.
This is all being paid for by £60 million of Government Funding.
The Government are hoping that the cap will help passengers during the cost of living crisis who need to travel for education purposes, work or medical appointments.
From today until 31 March a single bus journey will cost no more than £2 on most routes across England.
— Department for Transport (@transportgovuk) January 1, 2023
And luckily for us, one of the biggest savings in our area will be the long journey between Leeds and Scarborough which currently costs an expensive £13.
So if you fancy a blistery trip to the seaside or just want a change of scenery, this is the perfect opportunity to get there with just a couple of quid.
Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: “By helping passengers outside London save almost a third off the average single bus ticket and taking two million cars off the road, the £2 bus fare cap is a fantastic way to start the new year.
“Buses are a key part of our vision for a clean, efficient and modern transport network that is affordable for everyone. That’s why we’re investing £60 million to encourage everyone to hop on the bus and ‘Get Around for £2’.”
To find out more about all the two pound routes across the UK, take a look at the Government website.
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