£2 flat fare bus scheme has been extended until June

Lancashire County Council is urging people to take advantage of good value bus travel following news that a scheme offering £2 fares has been extended.

All main Lancashire bus operators are already taking part in the scheme offering a maximum fare of just £2 for any single journey.

The Department for Transport initiative to encourage people to try the bus began at the start of this year and was due to finish last week, but has now been extended until the end of June. 

The scheme means that all adult, concession and child single tickets on eligible routes are capped at £2, with any single tickets previously cheaper than this remaining the same price. School-only buses are not part of the scheme.

Andrew Varley, public transport manager for Lancashire County Council, said: "We have a good network of buses in Lancashire which many people already find a convenient way of getting around.

"The £2 fare promotion offers a great saving on many of the fares previously in place, and a really good incentive to give the bus a try at a time when everyone's money needs to stretch further."

Find out more about the £2 flat fare scheme.