Will interest free loans for bus travel be introduced?


Good Morning,

I have recently read about the opportunity to purchase yearly rail tickets by means of an interest free loan.  Are there any plans to expand this offer to include bus travel?


Thank you for getting in touch.  The answer, in short, is yes!  Estates are beginning discussions with the First Group Staffordshire and South Cheshire to offer a similar interest free loan for bus travel, subject to funding.  The scheme is likely to offer a loan for the purchase of a FirstYear card which offers unlimited travel throughout Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Following this, other smaller local bus operators may be approached, subject to demand.