Lancashire bus firm says discount deal to continue for first three months of 2022
Lancashire bus operator Transdev is giving the region’s evening economy a much-needed New Year boost by extending its £1 anywhere to anywhere evening fare deal throughout January, February … and March.
The bargain flat fare for any single journey on any evening was first launched by the bus firm across its network of routes spanning east Lancashire and into Greater Manchester in June, as part of a package of measures designed to encourage more people to get out and about across the Red Rose County.
Transdev says the £1 evening fare deal helped it attract more customers back to its buses, with numbers on board during 2021 reaching 85 per cent of pre-pandemic levels – having plummeted to just five per cent at the peak of the first lockdown in March 2020.
And now as the region’s leisure and entertainment venues begin their New Year fightback from the impact of the Omicron variant, the super-low evening fare will continue to be available for any journey on Transdev buses for the first three months of 2022.
Transdev Commercial Director Paul Turner said: “We originally created our £1 after 7pm fare deal to support the North West’s evening economy and help everyone to enjoy travelling safely for less.
“We know from experience that our buses can play a vital part in Lancashire and Greater Manchester’s economic revival beyond the pandemic, and with that in mind, plus the fact that it’s clearly helping to attract more people to return to the bus, we’ve decided to extend our £1 anywhere to anywhere evening fare deal all the way to the end of March.
“All of our buses are clean, safe and ready to go as they always are, and with this extended low fare, we hope to play our part in helping the North West’s night-time economy to recover quickly in the first three months of this year.”
The bargain £1 flat fare is available until 31 March 2022 at any time after 7pm on any Transdev bus in Lancashire and into Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire for any single journey, regardless of the distance travelled.
Many of Transdev’s interurban services operate until late evening, seven days a week. Longer Lancashire and Greater Manchester journeys available with the £1 after 7pm fare deal include:
· Burnley or Rawtenstall to and from Manchester, in Sky Class luxury with Witchway
· Burnley or Blackburn to and from Preston, with Hotline
· Accrington to Rawtenstall, Bacup and Rochdale on the 464 by Rosso
· Blackburn to and from Darwen and Bolton on The 1 by The Blackburn Bus Company
· Burnley or Nelson to and from Colne and Keighley on Mainline M4
Full details of all Transdev services in Lancashire and Greater Manchester are available online by visiting https://www.transdevbus.co.uk or by downloading the free Transdev Go mobile app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Picture Shows: GET AROUND FOR JUST ONE POUND … bus operator Transdev is extending its £1 after 7pm fare deal on all its buses across Lancashire and Greater Manchester until the end of March 2022, delivering a welcome New Year boost to the region’s hard-pressed evening leisure and entertainment economy