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£2 single fares on trentbarton buses

Travelling by bus is the greener, fairer and best value-for-money way to get around in the New Year, says trentbarton.

It is greener, because the Euro VI standard trentbarton buses emit less pollution than a diesel car but can carry many times the number of people.

It is fairer, because every car not on the road means less congestion, so more people can get where they need to be without delays caused by too many cars.

And it is value-for-money, because trentbarton has a range of capped, discounted and saver fares now including the new Government-supported £2 single fare.

trentbarton managing director Jeff Counsell said: “We’d like more people to make a New Year’s resolution to use their cars less and public transport more.

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“There are the obvious costs of running a car, including petrol at about £1.50 per litre and diesel at an eye-watering £1.75 or more. But there is also the wear and tear on costly things to replace such as tyres and brakes. Plus car parking charges for many.

“Everyone should know by now that we have a problem with air pollution and a bus with only one traveller aboard is still cleaner than one car. For a full bus – or even one that’s half full – the reductions in harmful emissions compared to 20, 30 or even 40 cars on the road are enormous.

“Having all those cars, not on the roads of our towns and cities also makes a real impact on congestion, which inhibits all road users by causing delays, jams and even more pollution.

“With our day, week and 28-day caps on our mango app and contactless payment, customers will always get the best value fares and never go above the cap limits.

“From today [January 2 2023] we will also be providing the Government supported £2 capped single fare to help customers beat the rising cost of driving and parking. Bus travel was already better value than driving a car and this £2 fare means bigger savings.

“We hope it will encourage more people back to buses which would ease congestion and reduce air pollution. Customers can get the £2 fare paying with cash or using contactless and our mango app which both already have money-saving caps.”

All trentbarton services will offer the £2 single fare except for red arrow, which does not meet the Government’s conditions for its funding. Customers keen to make use of the £2 single along the Derby-Nottingham travel corridor can use indigo or i4.

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