Monday 18 August 2014
Coach "Plusbus" in Nottingham
Yourbus and National Express have joined forced to give long-distance coach passengers through travel on local bus routes in Nottingham. The Nottingham Post explains how bus journeys on Yourbus are now free for National Express coach ticket holders. This seems to be the first scheme of its kind in the country, but makes absolute sense. Rail passengers have Plusbus tickets with which to gain discounts on onward local bus travel, so it's only right that coach passengers have something similar. After all, coach passengers are probably more likely to need to use a local bus to complete their journey and with coaches often stopping at bus stations, such an interchange is often easier than rail to bus. This blog calls for a national Coach-Plus-Bus scheme. Local bus travel wouldn't necessarily have to be free everywhere, but should at least be discounted, say a flat fare of £1, in order to encourage bus-coach-bus journeys.