South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is urging young people to get ready for going back to school or college in September by applying for a travel pass now to enjoy cheaper fares on public transport.
There are two types of passes available for young people in South Yorkshire: the MegaTravel pass, for children between 11 and 16 years old, and the 16-18 Travel Pass. Both allow young people to travel on buses and trams for only 80p per single journey.
“We want to make sure everyone is ready for the return to school or college in September, even though the public transport network will look a little different for a while. We’re encouraging pupils to walk or cycle to school or college if they can, but we want to give young people who have no choice but to rely on public transport access to the best value tickets. Having a travel pass gives you the freedom to travel anytime, anywhere in South Yorkshire, for less”, said Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Service at SYPTE.
“We’d also like to remind our young customers that anyone aged 11 and over must wear a face covering while using public transport, unless they are exempt. They should also keep a safe distance and wash or sanitise their hands regularly, to protect themselves and others.” says Tim.
With these travel passes, young people can also access daily, weekly and 28-day tickets at a discounted price, whether or not they are in education, training or employment. Holders of a 16-18 Travel Pass can also travel for half fare on Northern trains, while MegaTravel pass holders can travel for half fare on all local trains.
Applications can be made online at https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/megatravel for a MegaTravel pass (11-16 year-olds) and at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/1618 for a 16-18 Travel pass.