From 7th March 2021, Stagecoach companies across Scotland will be introducing a simpler to understand range of tickets and fares. The new range will make it easier for passengers to be confident that they are always getting the best value travel for the journeys they make, and acknowledges the increased flexibility people are now looking for.
Amongst the improvements for customers will be the introduction of a new flexible ticket, the Flexi 5, offering five day tickets for the price of four, to help meet the changes in travel patterns when Covid-19 pandemic restrictions begin to ease. The Flexi 5 will be available via the Stagecoach mobile app. Customers will be able to purchase a bundle of five tickets and have the whole month to use them, offering better value and flexibility than the traditional weekly megarider ticket.
Public transport will continue to play a key role in meeting Scotland’s environmental targets, and the Scottish Government has committed to a green recovery from the pandemic. Stagecoach will be supporting this through the introduction of simpler, more consistent fares, easier to understand ticket types and, through the use of technology, is delivering new and more flexible products.
Throughout the pandemic Stagecoach has provided public transport links to key workers, to those accessing healthcare and education and to those travelling for other essential reasons. Stagecoach has also been working hard so that when the country begins to move steadily out of lockdown and back to normal day to day life, customers who may not have travelled for a while, will be welcomed together with new customers to their services.
Sam Greer, Stagecoach Regional Director for Scotland said "Stagecoach is a business well known for innovation and we have taken time over the past year to really understand from our customers, staff and the wider public how they want to travel in the future and how we can make it simpler for them to choose bus.
“With simpler to understand fares, more flexible tickets and the use of technology to allow customers to track where their bus is, including how busy your bus service could be through our App. This complements contactless payment facilities on all buses. Improving the range of our tickets available for purchase both online and through our app and introducing a range of bespoke solutions for business customers means we are well placed to welcome customers onto our services and play a key role in rebuilding the economy and reconnecting our communities when restrictions can be relaxed."