Bus passengers in Swindon will continue to be able to travel on any single journey in-and-around the town for £2 or less until 31 October 2023.
Swindon’s Bus Company signed up to the Department for Transport (DfT) initiative - which restricts the cost of a single ticket - at the beginning of the year.
Deemed an essential part of the Government’s Help for Households scheme, the fare cap was originally set to end on 31 March 2023, but has now been extended for the second time.
Andrew Wickham, Swindon’s Bus Company managing director said: “I am delighted to confirm that Swindon’s Bus Company will continue to offer the £2 fare cap - in line with the Government’s announcement that the initiative will be extended.
“It will allow us to continue offering low-cost bus fares and it will help to protect many routes relied upon by local people.
“The aim, in the long term, is to encourage more people to shift their travel habits from using their cars to taking more sustainable methods of transport. One double decker bus has the potential to take up to 75 cars off our roads - and that can have a significant effect on congestion here in Swindon.”
Swindon’s Bus Company says its customers will be able to travel on any single journey, on any of the operator’s buses, for £2 or less.
They can also use any payment method - including tap on, tap off contactless, the company's app, and cash.
For more information about routes and timetables, members of the public can go to swindonbus.co.uk
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