Discounted bus travel scheme for students in Southampton

The discounted bus travel scheme for Southampton students has been relaunched

The discounted bus travel scheme for Southampton students has been relaunched

First published in News

Southampton students are being offered discounted bus travel to college or sixth form as part of a scheme to help them get to class and ease the burden of staying in education .

The city council created the discounted bus travel card for 16 to 19-year-olds with Bluestar and First Bus , in response to the Government withdrawing the Education Maintenance Allowance for students.

The card gives students the chance of unlimited bus travel around Southampton between 6am and midnight during term-time and halfterm breaks for just £6 a week – almost a third cheaper than standard fares.

Re-launching the scheme, Southampton’s education boss Cllr Sarah Bogle, pictured, said: “It’s crucial that we as a council do all we can to remove any barriers that could prevent young people staying in education.”

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6:50pm Thu 13 Sep 12

wilson castaway says...

Great news, well done both bus companies.
Great news, well done both bus companies. wilson castaway
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7:38pm Thu 13 Sep 12

bazzeroz says...

My daughter works part time (can't find a full time job!) and has to pay £54 a month for a bus pass. Fair? No! Give the locals a discount you tight arsed bar stewards.
My daughter works part time (can't find a full time job!) and has to pay £54 a month for a bus pass. Fair? No! Give the locals a discount you tight arsed bar stewards. bazzeroz
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7:16am Thu 20 Sep 12

pix66 says...

How very misleading this is , because its not a weekly ticket that can be purchased its , £150 a term so if like me you are just over the level of EMA how are you expected to afford this ....So to the person who stole my sons bike Tuesday town thanks a lot and to the police officer who also didn't seem to care thanks also......
How very misleading this is , because its not a weekly ticket that can be purchased its , £150 a term so if like me you are just over the level of EMA how are you expected to afford this ....So to the person who stole my sons bike Tuesday town thanks a lot and to the police officer who also didn't seem to care thanks also...... pix66
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