Posted: Wed 4th Feb 2015

Campaign started to keep £1 bus tickets on Arriva’s Deeside to Chester buses

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 4th, 2015

A campaign to keep discounted bus rates has been launched today by Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The aim of the campaign is to persuade Arriva Buses to continue offering a £1 rate for journeys on the 10, 11 and 12 routes between Deeside and Chester – a special offer which ran throughout December and January which has now been stopped. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Sargeant said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The 10, 11 and 12 routes are extremely well-used and are very popular with many of my constituents.  Several of them have contacted me since the £1 fare offer ended and have told me they’re struggling to afford the full price fare, which is well over £3. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I have contacted Arriva, who have advised me they are keeping the £10 weekly ticket offer in place, which is great news, but it would be even better if they could keep both offers in place. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I will be writing to Arriva Buses to enquire about the possibility of reinstating these fares in Deeside, where many people are struggling with household costs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“In the meantime, any of my constituents who would like to see the £1 made permanent can send a letter of support to my office, which I will pass on to Arriva. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Letters should be sent to Carl Sargeant AM at 70 High Street, Connah’s Quay, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 4DD. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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