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£2 bus fare cap extension starts today for further three months

Government invests £75 million to provide discounted bus travel for another 3 months across 5,000+ routes from over 140 bus companies.

Millions across England are encouraged to ‘Hop Around for £2’ this spring as the £2 bus fare cap is extended to 30 June.

£75 million of extra government investment in the the fare cap means passengers can save on single bus tickets, helping them travel more affordably to education, work and medical appointments.

Extended from today (1 April 2023), the offer will apply to more than 5,000 routes in England from over 140 operators, as the government continues to help households through this difficult economic period, while levelling up transport and growing the economy.

With the average single local bus ticket costing £2.80, passengers can save almost a third of the ticket price and over 75% on some of the longest trips.

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The scheme, which began in January this year, has already seen an uptick in passenger numbers.

This extension will continue to encourage greater bus use and is expected to take up to 4 million cars off the road, supporting ambitions for greener journeys by minimising pollution and tackling congestion across the country.

As part of the government’s Help for Households campaign, the Govermnent says that the fare cap is helping to deliver real savings for people most affected by the rising cost of living.

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