Credit: Go North East

Families can enjoy free bus travel with their little ones during the upcoming summer holidays.

Go North East, Stagecoach and Arriva have all teamed up with each other to provide to provide this offer, amid the cost of living crisis.

The offer is valid for three children aged 11 and under free with them on any journey – for any fare paying adult with ticket or pass.  

Councillor Martin Gannon, Chair of the North East Joint Transport Comittee said:

“Our bus network is a great way for people to travel sustainably – reducing carbon emissions and congestion on our region’s roads.”

“I’m pleased that this offer will help local families who are already facing the harsh reality of the cost-of-living crisis. We know that children love catching the bus and I hope to see lots of smiling faces onboard throughout the school holidays.”

Stagecoach (North East) and chairman of NTL joint ticketing board for transport operators in North East England added: “We want to bring families back to public transport this summer, and make it easier and cheaper to enjoy days out in the region at a time many people are struggling with the cost of living.”

“Take The Kids For Free is a fine example of the new ways we as operators in North East England are working closely in partnership with local authorities to increase passenger numbers improve bus services.”

Families can enjoy the offer between Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, September 4 2022. Adults with a valid concessionary travel card (known as a free bus pass) on grounds of age or disability can also take up the offer.


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