Children’s bus fares are just £2

Children’s bus fares are just £2

Children’s bus fares are just £2

First published in Local News

CHILDREN can travel for just £2 on the buses during the school holidays.

For the whole of August on Arriva services in Southend, Rayleigh, Rochford, Castle Point and Basildon, a child day saver will cost £2, allowing unlimited travel on all Arriva buses across the area for a day.

The saver will also apply before 9am.

Arriva spokesman Richard Lewis, said “The extension of our off-peak child fares means children won’t have to wait until 9am to take advantage of cheaper fares.

“For those travelling longer distances or making multiple journeys during the day, the Day Saver offers great value for money – with the benefit that the more journeys you make, the more you are saving.”

Full details of Arriva’s services are available by calling 0344 8004411, by visiting arrivabus.

co.uk/southend or from the travel shop in Southend Travel Centre.

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8:19am Sun 3 Aug 14

alarminstaller says...

That's good news.
That's good news. alarminstaller
  • Score: 8

10:10am Sun 3 Aug 14

roger moore says...

shame arriva can't put some newer more reliable less clapped out buses on services 7 8 and 29. yeah 1999 was a good year but in 2014 i don't particularly like riding around on buses that were brand new in that year lol
shame arriva can't put some newer more reliable less clapped out buses on services 7 8 and 29. yeah 1999 was a good year but in 2014 i don't particularly like riding around on buses that were brand new in that year lol roger moore
  • Score: 5

10:13am Sun 3 Aug 14

Nebs says...

All public transport should be free at the point of use, paid for out of general taxation.
All public transport should be free at the point of use, paid for out of general taxation. Nebs
  • Score: -5

12:31pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

Who ride a bus anyway. Dirty, old, full of old people and alcoholics.
Who ride a bus anyway. Dirty, old, full of old people and alcoholics. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -12

4:12pm Sun 3 Aug 14

hornsxandxhalos says...

I remember when I was a kid, you could get a ticket to use all day for about 65p, lol.
I remember when I was a kid, you could get a ticket to use all day for about 65p, lol. hornsxandxhalos
  • Score: 4

7:36pm Sun 3 Aug 14

jakeyboi135 says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
Who ride a bus anyway. Dirty, old, full of old people and alcoholics.
I use the bus to get to work everyday. I'm clean young and rarely inebriated. Sorry to disappoint
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: Who ride a bus anyway. Dirty, old, full of old people and alcoholics.[/p][/quote]I use the bus to get to work everyday. I'm clean young and rarely inebriated. Sorry to disappoint jakeyboi135
  • Score: 12

12:36pm Mon 4 Aug 14

mikepaterson says...

What constitutes a child in this area?

I have to say it is hard to trust a business that refuses to list the prices of tickets, cannot tell you the age that a child becomes an adult, seems to vary that age depending on where the child lives, and seems to charge more for shorter journeys than longer ones.

Having said that this seems a good deal .
What constitutes a child in this area? I have to say it is hard to trust a business that refuses to list the prices of tickets, cannot tell you the age that a child becomes an adult, seems to vary that age depending on where the child lives, and seems to charge more for shorter journeys than longer ones. Having said that this seems a good deal . mikepaterson
  • Score: 3

1:50pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Stamper2 says...

Shame you cannot use an Oystercard on these buses. My children travel for free on any red bus in London, because they each have an Oystercard. £2 per day adds up when you have more than one child and wish to use buses regularly.
Shame you cannot use an Oystercard on these buses. My children travel for free on any red bus in London, because they each have an Oystercard. £2 per day adds up when you have more than one child and wish to use buses regularly. Stamper2
  • Score: 3

1:56pm Mon 4 Aug 14

MusicalMummy says...

Good for people with one or two kids. Not such a good deal for those with many more.
Good for people with one or two kids. Not such a good deal for those with many more. MusicalMummy
  • Score: -1

2:08pm Mon 4 Aug 14

mikepaterson says...

MusicalMummy wrote:
Good for people with one or two kids. Not such a good deal for those with many more.
Surely £2 per child is a good deal no matter how many children you have?

If it is substantially cheaper than the usual fare, then the more children you have that use it, the more you save.
[quote][p][bold]MusicalMummy[/bold] wrote: Good for people with one or two kids. Not such a good deal for those with many more.[/p][/quote]Surely £2 per child is a good deal no matter how many children you have? If it is substantially cheaper than the usual fare, then the more children you have that use it, the more you save. mikepaterson
  • Score: 1

5:15pm Mon 4 Aug 14

jolllyboy says...

Southend council were given money years ago to introduce a smartcard (oystercard) system. and improve services Nothing happened. They have been givenmore money to improve the bus service too and all that happens is the airport and shoeburyness get more buses whilst the rest have not only reduced services but increases in fares. Southend has one of the highest bus fares in the country. My visitors are shocked, also at the parking fees.
Southend council were given money years ago to introduce a smartcard (oystercard) system. and improve services Nothing happened. They have been givenmore money to improve the bus service too and all that happens is the airport and shoeburyness get more buses whilst the rest have not only reduced services but increases in fares. Southend has one of the highest bus fares in the country. My visitors are shocked, also at the parking fees. jolllyboy
  • Score: 1

6:36pm Mon 4 Aug 14

roger moore says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Southend council were given money years ago to introduce a smartcard (oystercard) system. and improve services Nothing happened. They have been givenmore money to improve the bus service too and all that happens is the airport and shoeburyness get more buses whilst the rest have not only reduced services but increases in fares. Southend has one of the highest bus fares in the country. My visitors are shocked, also at the parking fees.
plus many of the buses are old and in an appalling state, you can barely hear yourself speak over the engines on some of them.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Southend council were given money years ago to introduce a smartcard (oystercard) system. and improve services Nothing happened. They have been givenmore money to improve the bus service too and all that happens is the airport and shoeburyness get more buses whilst the rest have not only reduced services but increases in fares. Southend has one of the highest bus fares in the country. My visitors are shocked, also at the parking fees.[/p][/quote]plus many of the buses are old and in an appalling state, you can barely hear yourself speak over the engines on some of them. roger moore
  • Score: 1

6:58pm Mon 4 Aug 14

mikepaterson says...

Apparently a child becomes an adult for the purpose of extracting higher fares on their 16th birthday. Shameful now that kids are still in education until they are at least 17!
Apparently a child becomes an adult for the purpose of extracting higher fares on their 16th birthday. Shameful now that kids are still in education until they are at least 17! mikepaterson
  • Score: 2

10:35pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Heather84 says...

mikepaterson wrote:
Apparently a child becomes an adult for the purpose of extracting higher fares on their 16th birthday. Shameful now that kids are still in education until they are at least 17!
Adult ticket used to be 14+ when I was younger, glad they've changed it. Can kids in education can get a discount card or something?
[quote][p][bold]mikepaterson[/bold] wrote: Apparently a child becomes an adult for the purpose of extracting higher fares on their 16th birthday. Shameful now that kids are still in education until they are at least 17![/p][/quote]Adult ticket used to be 14+ when I was younger, glad they've changed it. Can kids in education can get a discount card or something? Heather84
  • Score: 1

10:09am Wed 6 Aug 14

hornsxandxhalos says...

Heather84 wrote:
mikepaterson wrote:
Apparently a child becomes an adult for the purpose of extracting higher fares on their 16th birthday. Shameful now that kids are still in education until they are at least 17!
Adult ticket used to be 14+ when I was younger, glad they've changed it. Can kids in education can get a discount card or something?
Yeah I remember it being 14+ I also remember under 5's went free, not sure if that still applies?. I remember getting a bus once with my son, when he was 3 and a half and having to convince the bus driver of his age, as he thought he was older and wanted me to pay, not that I cared about paying, just annoyed me that he thought I was lying. I wonder how many 14-15 year olds these days have trouble proving they're under 16 to pay a child fare.
[quote][p][bold]Heather84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikepaterson[/bold] wrote: Apparently a child becomes an adult for the purpose of extracting higher fares on their 16th birthday. Shameful now that kids are still in education until they are at least 17![/p][/quote]Adult ticket used to be 14+ when I was younger, glad they've changed it. Can kids in education can get a discount card or something?[/p][/quote]Yeah I remember it being 14+ I also remember under 5's went free, not sure if that still applies?. I remember getting a bus once with my son, when he was 3 and a half and having to convince the bus driver of his age, as he thought he was older and wanted me to pay, not that I cared about paying, just annoyed me that he thought I was lying. I wonder how many 14-15 year olds these days have trouble proving they're under 16 to pay a child fare. hornsxandxhalos
  • Score: 0

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