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  • Norfolk residents set to benefit from £2 bus fare cap

    Nine bus operators in Norfolk are taking part in the Bus Fare Cap Grant scheme.

    This means that a single journey on all services run by these operators between 1 January – 31 March 2023 will cost no more than £2 thanks to funding from HM Government.

    The scheme is part of the Government’s Help for Households campaign designed to support families through cost-of-living pressures.

    Operators taking part are:

    • BorderBus
    • First
    • Konectbus
    • Our Bus
    • Sanders
    • Simonds
    • Coach Services
    • Stagecoach
    • Semmence

    Martin Wilby, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure said:

    “At a time when many are struggling with the rising cost of living, this is a welcome investment to help bring down travel costs for many. All our local operators already offer really good value fares, particularly for multiple trips or group tickets – but this offer will benefit those residents who may only use the bus occasionally or for those who want to try using the bus for the first time. Schemes like this complement our own work in improving bus services across Norfolk well and support us in our ambitions to get more people using public transport more often.”

    The Department for Transport announced in September plans to invest up to £60 million to introduce the £2 bus fare cap on a single bus ticket on most services in England outside London.
    Since then operators have received details of the funding that would be available to them and have decided whether or not to take part.

    Lynx and WNCT Ltd who operate in West Norfolk and Vectare who run the flexibus+ in Swaffham have decided not to participate in the scheme. This is because the majority of their fares, particularly when buying a multiple trip ticket, are already cheaper than the £2 single fare and so already offer excellent value for money for residents.

    Piers Marlow, Managing Director at First East of England said:

    “A flat fare scheme such as this has never been introduced on such a large scale and so whilst we welcome the initiative, we, along with all operators, are unsure of just how much demand this may create. As such we ask that passengers bear with us for the first few days of the scheme as there may be some services which will require us to deploy additional vehicles to cope with demand.”
    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.”

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