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LINK update! Young people to get around for £1 on Surrey buses

Surrey County Council has agreed further funding to reduce the cost of travel for under 20s, with many single bus journeys now costing as little as £1.

The Surrey LINK card was launched by the county council earlier this year entitling all young people aged 20 and under, to 50% off all adult bus fares across Surrey. This has now been extended to include tickets purchased under the Department for Transport (DfT) £2 bus fare cap scheme which has been extended to December 2024.

From 12 November 2023 operators participating in the DfT fare cap scheme will offer a maximum £1 single fare when a LINK card is shown, return tickets are not included in the scheme.

Participating operators include:

  • Compass
  • Diamond Bus
  • East Surrey Rural Transport Partnership
  • Falcon
  • First
  • Metrobus
  • Stagecoach
  • Thames Valley Bus
  • Waverley Hoppa

and details of participating routes can be found of the DfT website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/2-bus-fare-cap.

In line with the DfT guidance school only services are not included in the National fare cap scheme, the LINK £1 single fare is not available on these services. Details of participating routes can be found on the DfT website.

Operators who do not participate in the DfT fare cap scheme or services which are not included will continue to offer 50% off the adult fare on single and return tickets.

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/buses-and-other-transport/tickets-and-discounts/apply-for-a-surrey-link-bus-card

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