Bus operator Stagecoach has announced a major revamp of its local fares structure, which the company claims will see commuters benefit from a cut in their travel costs.
A new ‘London Underground-style’ zone system for multi-journey tickets will be introduced later this month, which should see travel costs into Aberdeen reduced by nearly 20%. A new day ticket range for adults, students and family groups covering the new zones will also be introduced, while the cost of an Aberdeen City weekly ticket will be frozen
The move, which takes effect from 12 September, means that commuters travelling into Aberdeen from Ellon and Inverurie will be able to get seven days’ unlimited travel for £21 compared to the current price of £26.
However, the daily ticket price in Aberdeen will increase from £3.00 to £3.20, while single fares in Aberdeen city will increase by 10p
Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director of Stagecoach Bluebird, said: “Our new zonal system makes bus travel even simpler. That’s good news for people who are trying the bus for the first time, as well as our existing customers who rely on our services to get around Aberdeenshire.
“In addition to all megarider tickets being available to buy online for 4 weeks, 13 weeks and a calendar year, from 12th September customers will also be able to buy the longer period megarider tickets from our travel shops in Aberdeen, Elgin Fraserburgh and Peterhead.”
Full details of the new ticket zones and prices are available from the Stagecoach travel shops or online at www.stagecoachbus.com.