Operator support for Catch the Bus Week

With Catch the Bus Week beginning on Monday (28 April), Greener Journeys and operators have revealed more plans for the Week, which aims to encourage more people to use the bus and promote bus travel’s benefits. .

In common with some operators who have already made their plans public, free and discounted travel continues to be popular bait to tempt non-users and irregular passengers.

Greener Journeys has also majored on the health benefits of walking to and from bus stops compared to driving, and Minister of State for Transport Baroness Kramer will take part in a photo call on Tuesday (29 April) on one of Transport for London’s silver New Routemasters, promoting the Week in partnership with TfL.

Among operators, Crawley-based Metrobus is offering two days’ extra travel free to passengers buying a weekly ticket via its mobile app, while fellow Go-Ahead subsidiary Brighton and Hove is staging a number of competitions to win free travel.

Oxford Bus Company has announced that a giveaway at its city centre travel shop will include 50 one-day city zone day tickets, and return journeys on its X90 to London.

In Essex and East Anglia, First is offering 20% off a number of weekly tickets, and people in Grimsby will have the chance to win a week’s free travel with Stagecoach by filling in a passenger survey at either of two ‘bus events’ in the town.

Pictured is Minister of State for Transport Baroness Kramer – a keen supporter of CTBW.