Return of the 20p kids bus journey

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A SUCCESSFUL school holiday scheme to help families with young children get out and about relaunches later this week.

Dundee City Council has teamed up with the city’s three bus operators to offer a 20p fare to children when they travel with an adult fare payer or concession ticket holder.

Launched last year the initiative has seen “significant increases” in the number of bus journeys taken by young people compared with previous Easter, summer and October holidays.

Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “This is such a great scheme that really helps hard pressed families in every part of the city.

“We have brought back the 20p fare with the help of our partners in the bus companies because it has made a difference to the lives of bairns and by making free places like the V&A Dundee, The McManus, Broughty Castle and the Discovery Walk accessible.

Covering all journeys in the ABC Dundee ticket zone the scheme is backed by Smarter Choices Smarter Places, the council, Xplore Dundee, Stagecoach and Moffat and Williamson.

Running Saturday (October 6) to Sunday October 21 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.

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