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£2 cap on bus fares extended

The government support ensures people can travel affordably until June 30, 2023. 

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The £2 bus fare cap has been extended and will hopefully encourage passengers in Gedling borough to use public transport.

The government support ensures people can travel affordably until June 30, 2023. 

The scheme enables residents to save almost a third of the original ticket price.

A Lilac 25 bus in Carlton
PICTURED: Lilac 25 bus in Carlton

The Government hopes that the extension of this price cap will encourage people to get back on the bus, as the number of people using buses has reduced since pre-Covid.

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Passengers in Nottingham can be assured that this cap will remain in place to support them amidst the cost-of-living crisis.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said“I want to make bus travel affordable for all, that’s why we’re continuing to cap fares at £2 and protecting local routes, ensuring we have a modern and efficient network that’s accessible for everyone.

“I’m determined to ensure that no matter where you live, you have the same opportunities to get around easily and can feel pride in your local area – which is why protecting our local bus services is so important.”

The Gedling bus services remaining at this low cost is part of the National Bus Strategy, aiming to make sure the services provided meet passengers needs.

Transport Secretary Mark Harper said:“We’re providing £155 million to help passengers save money on fares, get more people on the bus and protect vital bus routes – helping with the cost of living and enabling people to get where they need to in an affordable and convenient way.” 

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The support comes in addition to Government investment of £3 billion in bus services by 2025, including over £1 billion to improve fares, services and infrastructure. 

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