Stagecoach loves February in Manchester – and other fare deals

Manchester loves FebruaryOK, so we’re nearly at the end of February, but Stagecoach are currently offering discounted tickets for travel between 6pm and midnight – with Dayriders costing only £3.00 as opposed to the normal price of £3.70. It’s a similar scheme to the long-standing Cheap Evening Return tickets available on the rails, and comes hot on the heels of reports that Stagecoach offer the best value for money amongst the big six bus groups. You’ve got until 10th March 2012 to take advantage of this deal.

Meanwhile on the fringes of the county meanwhile, an interesting move from Network Warrington who are reintroducing half-fares for senior citizens before 0930 on weekdays. If you recall, TfGM (and other local authorities) changed the concessionary scheme in April last year, so this offering is a commercial initiative. Will any other operators follow suit?

Any other good fare deals around? Leave us a comment below!


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5 Responses to Stagecoach loves February in Manchester – and other fare deals

  1. Shaun says:

    I’ve noticed recently that First Manchester have changed the FirstNight ticket, which was available on Friday and Saturday nights to be available every evening from 6.30pm until the last bus. Tickets are still £4 meaning it’s cheaper for people buying tickets in the evening than the FirstDay ticket at £4.50. Details are on their website under the FirstDay page.

    Also, Rossendalebus have the ‘Tango’ ticket, which allows two people to make a return journey together for less than the price of buying two return tickets separately (they claim at least 10% discount and a maximum return fare of £4). Similar to what Centrebus have on their services.

  2. Not in your area, but Wessex Connect in Bristol offer £1 flat fare in the mornings before the concessionary fare scheme kicks in at 09h00.

  3. Watcherzero says:

    Wigan papers are doing the same offer they did last year, collect two tokens and you can buy upto four Northern adult day rangers for £10 each (cheaper for kids) for travel during March.

  4. Shaun says:

    Bluebird are doing ‘Buy 4 get one free’ with their day, weekly and monthly tickets. Not sure how it works, have only seen adverts on back of Bluebird buses.

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