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Cheaper travel for 16 and 17 year olds on Nottingham City Transport buses

September 1, 2016

Nottingham City Transport customers aged 16 and 17 will soon be able to take advantage of lower fares as the age threshold for adult rates increases from 16 to 18 years of age.

The change comes into effect from Sunday 28th August and means that anyone catching an NCT bus in Nottingham aged 17 or below will be able to pay just £1 – which is great news for apprentices, college and sixth form students across the city!

Young people travelling on South Notts, Pathfinder and Sky Blue Line buses outside the City Area will also be able to pay the appropriate Young Person fare for their journeys.

Anthony Carver-Smith, Marketing Manager at Nottingham City Transport said “With young people required to stay in further education, an apprenticeship or traineeship upon completion of their GCSEs, our adjustment to the age threshold for reduced fares makes travel more affordable as young people continue their education”.

For all students of any age looking to drive down the cost of travel even further, Nottingham City Transport also offers academic and calendar year Easyrider smart cards – the cheapest way to travel in and around Nottingham.

Students purchasing an academic or calendar year Easyrider pass before 22nd October 2016 can take advantage of limited time reduced rates of £219 and £229 respectively. Passes go on sale on 27th August 2016 and offer travel from just 65p per day.

Easyrider smart cards are available from the Nottingham City Transport Travel Centre in the Old Market Square. Customers that have previously held an Easyrider card should bring their existing card along and complete an application form available in the Travel Centre. First-time customers need to present proof of age or a valid student ID containing the course expiry date.