Youngsters who have a KCC Young Person’s Travel Pass will now be able to travel on Chalkwell buses for £1, in the evening and at weekends.
Chalkwell, the Sittingbourne-based company has announced a great fare initiative, which builds on the concessionary travel provided by Kent County Council.
Between 6am and 7pm Monday to Friday, school terms and selected school holidays, pass holders will still receive free travel on local bus services in Kent.
Older and Disabled bus passengers, who hold the English National Concessionary Pass, who are presently entitled to travel for free after 9.30am Monday to Friday, can now travel before 9.30am for just £2, instead of paying the full fare.
KCC Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport said: “This is an excellent initiative by Chalkwell and I am very grateful to them.
“These services for the local communities in Sittingbourne and the surrounding area, Faversham, Whitstable, and the Isle of Sheppey are a vital lifeline and this new offer will make getting about by bus more attractive.”
“It is good to see a local company looking to provide new travel opportunities to the community they operate in, by building on Kent concessionary travel schemes and I would hope that other operators would build on this initiative by introducing their own fares.”
Chalkwell’s Commercial Director Roland Eglinton said: “This new offer provides young people with even more freedom to travel by bus with Chalkwell and get engaged in evening and weekend activities without paying the full fare.”
The only exception to users will be between July 31 and the start of September term when new passes are being applied for.