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WATCH: Mayor Nik Johnson urges under 25s to get a £1 ‘Tiger’ bus pass

Further bus improvements linked to new Tiger brand coming soon

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Mayor Dr Nik Johnson has put a ‘tiger in the tank’ today to boost bus travel with the introduction of a £1 bus pass for the under 25. Anyone under the age of 25 in the county can now apply for a special ‘Tiger’ bus pass offering £1 fares as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s (CAPCA) plans to revamp public transport.

“The lower fares are aimed at helping young people get around the region more affordably, to places of education and training, jobs, shopping, seeing friends and family, and more,” said a CAPCA spokesperson.

To apply, which is free of cost to the cardholder, visit: £1 Bus Fare – Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk)

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All applicants need is a photo and proof of age. The credit card-sized passes, will have a tiger-inspired brand, making them distinctive and easily recognisable.

The cards are simply shown to the bus driver when boarding to get the £1 fare. Individuals who do not have the pass will not be able to claim the £1 discounted fare.

The £1 fare was announced earlier in the year and the Tiger brand represents the first phase of a package of improvements to the bus network by the Combined Authority, which oversees transport across the region.

“That first phase also includes the 30 new or improved bus routes announced earlier this month, with the upgrades informed by suggestions made by residents who took part in the Combined Authority bus survey in December,” said the CAPCA spokesperson

“Further bus improvements linked to the new Tiger brand will be announced in the summer.”

Under 25s in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can now apply for a special ‘Tiger’ bus pass offering £1 fares as part of the Combined Authority’s work to revamp public transport in the region

Under 25s in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can now apply for a special ‘Tiger’ bus pass offering £1 fares as part of the Combined Authority’s work to revamp public transport in the region

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Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, said: “I know how important good quality public transport is for so many of our residents.

“It’s why we’re creating 30 new and improved bus routes across the region. It’s why we’re working to change the way the whole system is managed.

“And it’s why we’re making bus fares more affordable for residents under the age of 25.”

He said: “Alongside those 30 new routes, these £1 fares are huge step forwards for public transport across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

“It shows how serious we are about building a better network. One that we can all rely on. One that puts opportunities within reach, which protects our environment, and that boosts the economy.”

He said that other improvements include a review of bus stops to see where renovations are needed and the introduction of electric buses to some of the region’s fleet.

To find out more about the Combined Authority’s bus service improvements, visit: https://cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk/better-buses/

Queries on the £1 fare can be emailed to: TBNEnquiries@cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk

 

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