Can’t beat a Day Explorer ticket

Stagecoach, our main local bus operator offer a brilliant deal with their £5.50 Day Explorer ticket.

Friday, 27th September 2013, 9:00 am

I’ve managed to visit Nottingham, Newark, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, South Elmsall and Sheffield in recent months, all for just £5.50 a day!

The weekly Mega-rider is even better value if you are a regular user of public transport, costing less than £20 per week, excellent!

However, I recently caught a number 77 Stagecoach (East Midlands) bus from Staveley to Clowne (a distance of only three miles or so) and was totally gob-smacked when the driver asked me for £3.60 for the 10 minute journey! How can this be? Surely a ‘zonal’ charge would be more convenient and fair to travelling customers. For example £1 up to two miles,£2 up to five miles, £3 for 10 miles and £4 for 20 miles etc.

At present the casual user of public transport is being ripped off both on the bus routes and on the railways too.

Geoff Evans

East Avenue, Stanfree