Kids travel for 20p

FAMILIES with children in Dundee can get out and see more of their city in the school holidays thanks to a new discounted bus ticket.

Dundee City Council has teamed up with bus operators to offer a reduced fare to children  when they travel with an adult fare payer or concession ticket holder.

Launched with support from the Scottish Government’s Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme, the council, Xplore Dundee, Stagecoach and Moffat and Williamson it covers all journeys in the ABC Dundee ticket zone.

Running from Saturday (April 1) to Sunday April 16 the scheme will allow families to enjoy a day out and discover the city by bus with up to three under 16s per paying adult including those with season tickets and weekly passes travelling for 20p each.

Will Dawson convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “Creating services that suit the reality of the people who use them is a key part of our commitment to fairness in the city.

“We know that during the school holidays it can be difficult for many parents to afford to take their children out and this scheme is a response to that need.

“I see this as a clear demonstration of how working together partners will have a more positive effect than by acting alone, and I am pleased that the bus operators have got behind it.”

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