Bus fares cut for teenagers

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Scarborough’s teenagers are to enjoy half price public transport this summer as part of a new scheme to make travel more accessible to youngsters.

Following a successful trial in the Craven area last year, North Yorkshire County Council is allowing teenagers under the age of 18 to travel on a child fare on the Scarborough and District buses all summer.

The scheme, which was put in place on Saturday, will continue until September 2.

Karl Herrington, who is treasurer for the Scarborough Youth Council has welcomed the move by East Yorkshire Motor Services which runs the Scarborough and District buses.

He said: “We are delighted that the bus company has extended its child fare price concession to more young people during the summer.

“EYMS have offered us a promotion which could be more sustainable for the company and we are very grateful for their efforts.

“In such a large county, getting around is a big issue for young people. It’s vital that they can travel to see friends and get to work without breaking the bank.

“This scheme should allow isolated young people who can’t drive, to pick up the habit of catching the bus.

“It should be a boost for bus companies and young people across the county.”