Metrobus will be offering cheaper fares to local residents, capped at £2 on all single fare bus journeys. The offer is funded through a £60 million scheme under the Government’s “Help for Households” program to help the public with cost of living pressures over the winter.
This means that passengers can expect to make big savings from longer bus routes. For example, the 270 route between East Grinstead and Brighton, usually £7 (31 miles), and the popular 10 route between Crawley and Gatwick, usually £2.70 (6 miles), will be capped at £2.
The initiative, which ends on March 31st, will help millions of passengers with travel costs for work, education, and essential journeys.
Nick Hill, Commercial Director at Metrobus said: “With the cost of living pressures on everyone’s mind, we are thrilled to be able to offer our passengers capped fares this winter.”
“The scheme will enable passengers to go further than ever for £2, so everyone can enjoy a little more freedom when using our services.”
Buses Minister Richard Holden said:?“Bus travel remains the most popular form of public transport in England, making up around half of all journeys. That’s why we’re investing £60 million to cap single bus fares at £2 to support every passenger and help get people back on the bus.?
“With the scheme set to take two million car journeys off the road, it’s fantastic to see so many bus operators signing up to the fare cap, helping people to ‘Get Around for £2’ between the 1st January and 31st March.”?
The £2 fare cap runs from 1st January to 31st March
Date Published: 08/01/2023