Bus and Metro users are being offered a special offer on Day Rover tickets on local public transport as the region gears up for a busy summer of events that include the London 2012 Olympics in Newcastle.
The Day Rover, which allows unlimited all-day travel on Metro, the Shields Ferry, buses and some regional rail services, has been discounted from £6.80 to £5.50 for an adult ticket from July 1 until September 30.
The Day Rover, which is provided by Network One Ticketing Ltd, makes travel cheaper if changing from Metro to buses in more than one travel zone.
Network One, Nexus and bus operators are making public transport the best option for forthcoming major events in the region, including the Mouth of the Tyne Festival, the Sunderland International Air Show, the London 2012 Olympic Football Tournament in Newcastle and the Great North Run.
The Day Rover can be purchased on board local buses and from all Metro ticket machines.
Chairman of Network One Ticketing Ltd, Robin Knight, said: “The Day Rover is the most cost effective ticket to use for a day out if you’re changing between the Metro and bus network.
“The discount on this product recognises what an important role our local public transport has to play over the next few months, not least because we have some major summer events coming up including the Sunderland Air Show and the Olympics. Public transport removes all the hassle of traffic jams and then looking for somewhere to park.”
The special offer has been made possible thanks to funding from the Government’s Better Bus Area Fund, announced earlier this year. Grant funding is also being used to improve traffic flow at some of Tyne and Wear’s busiest junctions, and to improve facilities at bus stations.
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