Discounted Travel for Under 20s

Young people aged 16-19 and living in Telford and Wrekin, are being encouraged to sign up for discounted travel through a joint venture between Telford & Wrekin Council and Arriva West Midlands.

Discounted Travel for Under 20s

The Telford teen travel card offers a week’s discounted travel for £15 - a saving of £3 a week. 

Cabinet Member for economy, housing, transport and infrastructure, Councillor David Wright said; “We really want young people to know about this money-saving offer.

“Buses also offer young people that first step of independence – a chance to choose where to go without their parents help and it’s vital we support and enable the future of the town to fulfil their ambitions. 

To apply, simply complete the application form – you’ll need to provide 

•A passport style photograph and 

•Proof of age document such as birth certificate Please allow 10 working days for your application to be processed and your Teen card to be posted to you. 

Cards are free unless a replacement is needed due to loss or damage at a cost of £10. 

Cardholders must always show the travel card when purchasing tickets.

Councillor Wright added: “The number of young people qualified to drive has fallen to the lowest level on record according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). This has massive implications on their ability to find and travel to work or access education and training. 

“Along with the bus improvement plan, we’re working hard to ensure we’re doing all we can to encourage bus use. 

“Measures like cheaper and simpler fares, improved bus shelters, clear timetables and information and wider route coverage are all things we are looking at in our bus improvement plan to change the way buses operate in Telford and Wrekin.

“Using the bus more will also help us to achieve our carbon neutral target by 2030, a fully loaded bus can take 50 cars off the road, helping to reduce congestion and reduce the impact on the environment.”

For further information on the teen travel card, visit the website.

Arriva also offers an additional option to save and purchase tickets through a direct debit scheme for college students, details can be found at https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/




 

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