Colchester: Bus ticket offer to rail commuters in cash & environment-saving scheme

An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester An Abellio Greater Anglia train at Colchester

Friday, September 5, 2014
6:30 AM

Rail commuters from Colchester could save more than 25% on a daily bus ticket on a special promotion encouraging sustainable transport.

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The specially-priced PlusBus monthly ticket will cost only £53, if purchased between September 7 and January 2, giving a saving of almost £20 a month when compared to a typical day return bus ticket.

Three local bus companies, First Buses, Hedingham and Network Colchester, are offering the promotion, which is backed by Colchester Borough Council (CBC).

PlusBus tickets are an add-on to commuters’ rail tickets, offering unlimited travel on participating bus services within Colchester, and are available at the railway station.

Anne Turrell, deputy leader at CBC said: “We are pleased to support residents with discounted bus travel through the Station Travel Plan project. The partnership has also given commuters improved bus services and waiting facilities.

“These will all make it cheaper and easier to get the bus to the station, helping cut fuel and parking costs for commuters who are currently driving or get dropped off. Switching to the bus will also help reduce pollution and congestion in Colchester.”

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