Bus operator says discount deal to continue for first three months of 2022.
North of England bus operator Transdev is giving the region’s evening economy a much-needed New Year boost by extending its £1 anywhere to anywhere evening fare deal throughout January, February … and March.
The bargain flat fare for any single journey on any evening was first launched by the bus firm across its networks in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester in June, as part of a package of measures designed to encourage more people to get out and about across the North.
Transdev says the £1 evening fare deal helped it attract more customers back to its buses, with numbers on board during 2021 reaching 85 per cent of pre-pandemic levels – having plummeted to just five per cent at the peak of the first lockdown in March 2020.
And now as the region’s leisure and entertainment venues begin their New Year fightback from the impact of the Omicron variant, the super-low evening fare will continue to be available for any journey on Transdev buses for the first three months of 2022.
Transdev Commercial Director Paul Turner said: “We originally created our £1 after 7pm fare deal to support the North’s evening economy and help everyone to enjoy travelling safely for less.
“We know from experience that our buses can play a vital part in the North’s economic revival beyond the pandemic, and with that in mind, plus the fact that it’s clearly helping to attract more people to return to the bus, we’ve decided to extend it all the way to the end of March.
“All of our buses are clean, safe and ready to go as they always are, and with this extended low fare, we hope to play our part in helping our region’s night-time economy to recover quickly in the first three months of this year.”
The bargain £1 flat fare is available until 31 March 2022 at any time after 7pm on any Transdev bus in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester for any single journey, regardless of the distance travelled.
Many of Transdev’s interurban services operate until late evening, seven days a week. Longer journeys available with the £1 after 7pm fare deal include:
· Leeds to and from York and Malton, with Coastliner
· Ripon or Harrogate to and from Leeds, on The 36 from The Harrogate Bus Company
· Leeds to and from Keighley, with Aireline by The Keighley Bus Company
· Burnley or Rawtenstall to and from Manchester, in Sky Class luxury with Witchway
· Burnley or Blackburn to and from Preston, on Hotline
Full details of all Transdev services are available online by visiting https://www.transdevbus.co.uk or by downloading the free Transdev Go mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.