16 to 18-year-olds will soon be able to travel on bus services for half the price in a scheme unveiled by new Mayor Andy Burnham.
The offer has been agreed by the mayor of Greater Manchester and bus operators across the city, with almost 100,000 young people expected to benefit.
Andy Burnham launched the deal at The Manchester College’s Openshaw Campus this morning, after making the promise he would help youngsters during his mayoral campaign.
Transport for Greater Manchester will continue to offer a 50 per cent discount on fares for children aged 16 and under.
The new ticket and smartcard will be available from September 2017, with applications being accepted from August onwards.
Andy Burnham said:
Phil Medlicott, Managing Director at First Manchester, added:
More details of the scheme are set to be shared with schools and colleges ahead of the summer holidays.