By Ian Dipple Friday 20 September 2013 Updated: 20/09 16:17
BUS COMPANIES will no longer be required to accept each other’s tickets from next month.
To make journey’s simpler for passengers operators have been allowing people to travel on their buses even with a ticket from a rival firm.
But due to the success of the county’s Connecta bus ticket - which offers unlimited travel throughout the county on any bus service, run by any operator - the deal will come to an end on October 6.
Over the last six months almost 30,000 journeys have been made using Connecta tickets.
Coun John Smith OBE, responsible for highways on the county council, said: “This is excellent news for the scheme, and the idea of ‘one price, one ticket’ is proving popular with passengers. It’s a further indication that the old system of separate tickets for different journeys was a real barrier to people using public transport to get around Worcestershire.”
Connecta tickets are available at a cost of £6.50 a day or £21.50 a week and can be bought on buses, at some operators outlets or by calling 01905 822 766.
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