The Mayor of South Yorkshire, Dan Jarvis, has announced plans to cut up to 25% off the price of bus and tram tickets this summer.
The discount will apply from August 2 to all adult TravelMaster tickets, including the new Flexi-5 pass. It will run for eight weeks until September 27.
A discount of up to 25% will be applied to all adult TravelMaster tickets from 2 August – 27 September. TravelMaster tickets are available to purchase onboard South Yorkshire buses and trams, online at sytravelmaster.com, from ticket vending machines at Travel South Yorkshire Interchanges, and at Payzone outlets located throughout South Yorkshire.
Mayor Dan Jarvis said: “I’m really pleased to be able to announce this significant discount on bus and tram tickets.
The South Yorkshire leaders and I have already made journeys much cheaper for 21 and under with our Zoom passes, now it’s time for everyone else to enjoy cheaper bus and tram tickets.
I hope everyone takes advantage of this discount over the summer, whether that’s to get to work, see family and friends or to visit some of the fantastic sights that South Yorkshire has to offer.”
This 25% discount equates to around £4 off weekly tickets and £16 off 4-weekly tickets.
Launching on the same day, the Flexi-5 pass will give passengers five days of non-consecutive travel for the cost of four. During the discount period, this will be five days of travel for the cost of three.
Jarvis continued: “We’re investing millions in building a world-class public transport network here in South Yorkshire, and we’re also investing in getting people to use it.
A well-used public transport network is key to getting us out of our cars, which in turn will help us build a greener and healthier South Yorkshire.
This has been a tough time for all of us, I hope this discount makes everyone’s lives that bit easier and gets us back on our buses and trams.”