Stagecoach has announced changes to some of its bus fares in Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, including the introduction of new tickets .
The company say they are extending their 5 for a fiver offer across the region for a promotional period, which will mean that any group of 2-5 people travelling together on weekends and bank holidays can purchase a group ticket for £5.
This ticket will allow travel on Stagecoach buses across the whole of South and West Yorkshire (not including services X10, X62 and 737), between Sheffield and Chesterfield and within the Chesterfield megarider Plus zone.
An extension of the 'eveningrider' ticket will also allow customers to travel across the same area, for just £2.50 after 6pm any night.
The Sheffield megarider Plus ticket which was valid on Stagecoach buses in Sheffield, the Sheffield Supertram, as well as services to Chesterfield and in the Chesterfield megarider zone, will be replaced by the South Yorkshire Plus ticket.
This will cover the same boundaries plus all Stagecoach services in South Yorkshire.
This ticket will cost £6.00 for a day, £19.00 for 7 days and £74.00 for 28 days and is ideal for people travelling between Sheffield and Chesterfield. Discounted child versions of this ticket will also be available.
The changes will see increases to most 1 day, 7 day and 28 day tickets, as well as some single and returns.
John Young, commercial director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “We strive to keep fares as low as possible for all our customers, with a wide range of tickets and discounts available across our services. We are pleased to be able to offer the 5 for a fiver and eveningrider tickets to customers in new areas, which we hope will encourage leisure travel at an attractive price.
“However, we face a challenging economic environment due to rising operating costs and cuts to public sector spending on buses, meaning we have had to reassess our pricing strategy.
“The money from fares is reinvested into improving our services throughout the region so that we can offer our passengers the most convenient and safe travel options.
“We also continue to look for ways to make it even easier for our customers to pay for their journeys, including contactless payments on bus and the option to purchase mobile tickets via the Stagecoach bus app.”