Successful lobbying by Jonny Foster, LUU Community Officer, has resulted in First Bus launching a new price structure that will include one pound tickets for students on popular routes.
Starting on 18th April, certain tickets on the number 1, 6, 28 and 56 buses will be just one pound for students.
This will mean that students travelling to and from Weetwood Sports ground, Oxley Halls and Carnegie Stadium to the university will be able to use their student card to receive the one pound fare.
These new tariffs will run for a trial period until 17th June, when the success of the programme will be reviewed.
Jonny Foster said in a statement, “If First Buses see higher usage then they will begin to reduce costs on further routes around the city.
“And – even more exciting – if this trial period goes well then First Buses will introduce a brand new 30% reduced student bus tariff across all their bus services in West Yorkshire commencing September 2016.”
The £1 student fare offer is available:
To/from University towards Headingley
Services 1 and 6 – Ring Road (for Weetwood Sports) to University
Service 28 Foxhill Avenue (for Oxley) to University
Service 97 Lawnswood School (on Spen Road) to University
Service 56 Carnegie Stadium (North Lane) to University
To/from University towards City
Service 1 City Square/Bishopgate St to University
Services 6. 28, 97 Bus & Coach Station or Eastgate to University
Service 28 Liberty Dock to University
To/from Morrisons and St John’s Centre (Woodhouse Lane/Albion St stops)
Services 1, 6, 28 and 97 to/from Headingley Arndale
[Image: Bus and Coach Photos]