Following on from an idea first put in place by a number of the Northern Mayors, bus fares across the County will be capped at a maximum of £2 per trip but only until the end of March.
All the bus companies operating across Glossopdale and the High Peak
are participating in the scheme.
For example, locally, if you use the 394, even just going to Glossop, you will save 70p on each trip from now until the end of March.
Now whilst the maximum fare for each trip is great in some cases, particularly if you are heading into Greater Manchester, a day ticket (or weekly ticket) may offer the best value.
The System One AnyBus Adult Day ticket is valid across Greater Manchester and is also valid across Glossopdale, Hayfield and New Mills, and costs £5.
You can buy it from the bus driver, and there are also bus and tram versions – you can see more details here https://www.systemonetravel.co.uk
If you are heading further into Derbyshire, the situation is a little more complicated, in terms of daily or weekly tickets, with each company doing their own thing.
You can see details for some of the options by clicking here
Now whilst the £2 cap will hopefully provide some great opportunities for savings and new or unusual journeys between now and the end of March.
However, it’s only temporary, and a whole host of problems still need to be resolved to make the bus industry more sustainable for the future.