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Nottingham City Transport confirms £2 bus fare cap until end June 2023

Nottingham City Transport is one of over 140 bus operators across England participating in an extended government Help for Households initiative, which sees the maximum single bus fare for all journeys capped at £2.

The £2 maximum single fare offers a 20% discount on the usual adult single fare for NCT journeys in the Nottingham area and can be purchased on bus using contactless or cash, through the NCTX Buses app and on a Robin Hood Pay As You Go Card.

Customers travelling on NCT’s long-distance routes through to Loughborough, Southwell and Lambley/Woodborough can also take advantage of the government scheme, with their maximum fare also capped at £2 for adults and under 19s.

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(Photo shoot 0123-037) Gedling MP Tom Randall (L) and Nottingham City Transport MD David Astill (R) launch the £2 fare

The £2 Maximum Fare is being funded by £75 million of extra Government investment across England.

The Government Roads Minister Richard Holden said:

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“Bus travel should be accessible and affordable for everyone.

“We know that people are struggling with rising costs, which is why we’re extending the £2 bus fare cap and continuing to put money back into passengers’ pockets.

“This will help to ensure people can get around easily, no matter where they live – connecting them with work, education, doctors’ appointments as well as friends and families – in turn strengthening communities and growing local economies.”

Planning journeys to get around Nottingham by bus is easy, thanks to NCT’s free NCTX Buses app, which includes timetables, journey planning, things to do and live bus information.

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