Eight Oxfordshire providers join £2 bus fare cap scheme
Most residents will be able to travel more cheaply by bus for three months at the start of 2023, thanks to a new government scheme.
As part of the wider ‘Help for Households’ initiative, the bus fare cap will limit the price passengers will pay for an adult single fare to £2 on most routes operated by participating bus firms.
Running from 1 January until 31 March 2023, the bus providers in Oxfordshire which have opted in are:
- Oxford Bus Company
- Redline Buses
- Thames Travel
- Reading Buses
- Thames Valley Buses
- Langston & Tasker
Councillor Liz Leffman, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, said: “It is great that so many bus operators in Oxfordshire have signed up to take part in the bus fare cap scheme. We know cost of living pressures are affecting many people and hopefully these discounted fares will help residents to cut costs as they use buses to get to school, to work and to visit our town and city centres.
“Swapping car journeys for bus trips also helps reduce the number of cars in our town and city centres, reducing congestion, cutting emissions, and improving the environment.”
The temporary £2 bus fare cap on adult fares does not change the concessionary fare scheme or impact free travel. Services where singles already cost less than £2 are also not included, and there are some exemptions such as:
- Dedicated school services
- Services which only run on school days
- Coach services including the Oxford Tube.
More details are available on the government’s website or by visiting bus providers’ websites.
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