PEOPLE AGED 16 to 18 years old are being encouraged to apply for a free travel pass that gives them discounted travel across South Yorkshire.
Almost 20,000 people applied for the 16-18 Travel Pass when it was introduced in July 2017, taking advantage of concessionary travel on bus and tram (80p per single journey) and gaining access to value-for-money tickets and half-fare travel on Northern trains – but many more eligible 16- to 18-year olds in South Yorkshire could still be missing out.
Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Service at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) said:
“The 16-18 Travel Pass gives young people the freedom to travel anytime, anywhere in South Yorkshire for less. This year we are again working with employers, schools and colleges to make sure that even more of the 50,000 16- to 18-year-olds living in South Yorkshire benefit from cheaper travel to work, education or to enjoy their days and nights out.
The pass is available to all 16-18 year olds, regardless of whether they are in education, training, employment or not. Passes are valid all year round, for up to 2 years.
Applications can be made online at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/1618 or by filling in a paper application at an Interchange.
Young people aged 11 to 16 can also benefit from half-fare travel in South Yorkshire by applying for a MegaTravel Pass.
More information on the 16-18 Travel Pass, including information on how to apply, is available at travelsouthyorkshire.com/1618