A new Greener Transport initiative runs for the calendar month of January 2013 – Tuesday 1 January to Thursday 31 January inclusive. Greener Journeys estimate the scheme will cover over 70 per cent of all bus routes in England,Scotland and Wales. This will allow people to travel free on bus services operated by Arriva, First and Stagecoach, as well as cross-boundary services run by Network Warrington and Trent Barton.
In response to the initiative, Transport for Greater Manchester will be providing the same offer on the Metrolink network. This could be an ideal way for Community Champions to reduce our travel costs budget for the first month of 2013?
Job seekers will have access to a new scheme for free bus pass which will allow them have access . Under this new scheme if eligible you will be entitled to make unlimited journeys on almost any local bus service run by Arriva, First, Go-Ahead, National Express, Stagecoach, Trent Barton, Kinchbus, Blackpool Transport, Cardiff Bus, and Network Warrington where fares are under the control of the operator. However, the scheme is not valid on some routes and services operated by these companies such as most of their longer-distance coach services and airport bus services. Details of participating bus companies and routes is available at www.busforus.co.uk.
Passengers will need to be eligible for and possess a valid JobCentre Plus Travel Discount Card in order to benefit from the scheme. They will need to present their JobCentre Plus Travel Discount Card to the driver, and carry it on them when making journeys on participating bus routes.
For more details please see the Greener Journeys homepage at :
Or Rochdale Online at :