Bus operator Arriva is has announced it will extend its £2 single fare price cap until the end of October 2023.
Arriva is continuing to support the Department of Transport’s Bus Fare Cap Grant scheme, which will now run until the end of October 2023.
The scheme has been helping our passengers during the cost of living crisis and has been encouraging more people to travel by bus. Since the scheme was introduced at the start of 2023, Arriva buses have carried 16.5 million passengers at the discounted rate.
The scheme, which caps the maximum cost of a single ticket at £2, applies to the vast majority of the Arriva network outside London.
The Bus Fare Cap Grant scheme was due to end on Friday 30th June 2023 but it will now continue until Tuesday 31st October 2023.
Cora Woodhouse, Marking and Customer Service Director at Arriva, said: ‘We know that many of our passengers have felt the pinch this year and it is great news for our customers that we can pass on a saving to them in these difficult times.
The scheme will continue to save our passengers money and helps us carry on connecting communities by keeping important bus services running.
It’s good to see that more people are using the bus – something that we clearly care passionately about – because it’s the best choice for the environment, too.‘
*Source of article : Press release from Arriva.