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Money saving travel for half-term in West Yorkshire

15 February 2019

With half-term approaching, West Yorkshire Combined Authority is reminding people that families can use its money-saving Family DayRover ticket to enjoy off-peak bus and train travel throughout the county for just £13.

Family DayRovers can be used by up to two adults and up to three under-19s to travel on buses and trains, between 9.30am and 4pm and after 6.30pm Monday to Friday, as well as all day at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Find out more about Family DayRovers.

For young people wanting to get out and about on their own during the holidays, the MyDay ticket costs just £2.75 and gives anyone aged under 18 all-day West Yorkshire travel on all buses. MyDay can be bought from the driver on the bus.

And, anyone aged under 19 can enjoy half fare bus and train travel with a PhotoCard, which they can order online.

Find out more about MY Day and other money-saving tickets.

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority said: “West Yorkshire offers a whole range of exciting places and things to do, for families and young people to enjoy, and our money-saving tickets can help them get there.

“They can use the Combined Authority’s Metro website to find out about the tickets available, to plan their journeys and also find out about how real-time information at their fingertips can help them get the most out of their day.

“And, people who are out and about can get travel updates from @MetroTravelNews on Twitter or from our MetroLine call centre on 0113 245 7676.”

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Each month the Metro website delivers around 2.5 million pages of travel information to its users and the yournextbus real-time system, which covers services in the whole of West Yorkshire and beyond, deals with 4.6 million enquiries every month. In addition, every West Yorkshire bus stop is fitted with a QR code and NFC tag providing a unique live link to that stop’s online us arrivals information.

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Cllr Groves added: “The £2.75 MyDay ticket was one of the achievements of our Bus18 initiative with Arriva, First and Transdev and it has proved very popular with young people across West Yorkshire.

“Affordable bus travel is key to connecting young people with education, training and jobs as well as days out and I look forward to us achieving more on their behalf through the newly-formed West Yorkshire Bus Alliance.”
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