Discounted city bus fares to run until end of 2024

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Nottingham City Transport says the capped £2 fares are available on many of its electric bus services

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Capped single fares are to continue on buses in Nottingham until the end of 2024.

The £2 tickets, available on most routes, were originally launched for three months in January 2023 due to the cost of living crisis.

The Help for Households scheme has been extended a number of times, but current funding was set to run out at the end of June on eligible single fare routes in England.

The Department for Transport has now confirmed it will continue the fare cap until the end of the year for bus companies and local councils taking part in the scheme.

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) made an announcement on its Facebook page, external that the capped fares will remain available to passengers in the city.

David Astill, NCT Managing Director, said: “We'd encourage those who don’t use buses regularly to leave their car at home and take a journey into Nottingham or other local destination at this discounted fare.

"It even offers an opportunity to get out and sample one of our fantastic new electric buses on services."

NCT says its own customer research shows 92% of people were aware of the £2 fare cap, with 4% saying they had started using the bus as a result.

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