Time to go out again with cheaper travel

07/06/2021

  • All under 21s can now travel for just 80p per journey in South Yorkshire.
  • Young people urged to apply for a travel pass to benefit from cheaper fares.

More young people can get cheaper travel across South Yorkshire.

All under 21s are now entitled to discounted bus and tram tickets, for just 80p per single journey, with a valid Travel South Yorkshire pass.

”As Covid-19 related restrictions continue to be lifted, many of us are looking forward to going out and exploring what the new normal feels like. As well as thousands of children starting secondary school in September, who may be taking their first steps towards independence, travelling by themselves.

“Our travel passes offer anyone under 21 bus and tram single trips for just 80p. Under 18’s can also access half price fares on Northern trains, as well as a range of discounted daily, weekly and 28-day tickets that can be loaded onto the pass - removing the need to handle cash”, says South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE’s) Director of Customer Services, Tim Taylor.

Any young person under 21 years old can apply for a concessionary travel pass in South Yorkshire, to enjoy cheaper travel to school, college, training, employment, leisure trips, or to visit family and friends.

Applications are free and can be made online at https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-gb/ticketsandpasses or by calling Traveline on 01709 515151. Online applications aim to be processed within 11 days and passes will be delivered by post.

A travel pass provides proof that children and young people are eligible for cheaper fares. Zoom Beyond 18-21 Travel Passes will be automatically issued to existing 16-18 Travel Pass holders whose passes are due to expire. Customers should continue to use their 16-18 Travel Pass until 31 July 2021.

“We’re thanking all our passengers for continuing to help everyone travel safely, by sanitising hands regularly, keeping your distance when possible and wearing a face mask, unless exempt, while using public transport or passing through our interchanges”, adds Tim.