Sheffield Labour Councillors
Sheffield City Region have today announced summer savings for bus and tram passengers.
- 25% discount across on all journeys adult TravelMaster tickets for eight weeks over the summer holidays
- Launch of a “Flexi-5” ticket which will allow five days of non-consecutive travel, for the price of three days.
Speaking about the plans Labour Council Leader Terry Fox said:
“Sheffield’s transport service can do better. Every single Labour councillor is aware of this and we are committed to pushing providers to up their game.
“Whilst many people think the Council runs the bus service – in reality the council have had very little control since the Tories’ deregulated buses in the 1980s.
“We are steadfast in our commitment to public transport and want to put passenger back in the driving seat, and getting the changes they rightly demand – including cheaper fares.
“This is why Labour councillors and South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis are using new powers from the South Yorkshire Devolution deal to invest in the city’s transport.
“Public transport is a huge factor in helping people get around the city and into the city centre, and these discounts will be brilliant for so many. The pandemic has been hard for all of us and has had a huge impact on our economy. We want to change that and boost our economy as much as possible”
This announcement also follows the news that Pinstone street will be partially re-opened for electric buses, which you can read more about HERE