Council and bus operator launch free Christmas travel scheme

Worcester City Council and First Bus have joined forces to give shoppers a day of free travel to the city centre in the run up to Christmas.

Fares on First Bus routes in the city will be completely free on Saturday 10 December.

The free bus services, funded by Worcester City Council, will provide travel to the Fine Food and Gift Markets, taking place in High Street between Friday 9 December and Sunday 11 December.

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Adrian Gregson, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to work with First Bus to bring this fantastic Christmas present to Worcester residents and shoppers.

“At a time of financial pressure, I know many people will appreciate a saving on their transport costs and coming into Worcester’s city centre by bus puts you straight into the heart of the city’s fabulous shops and markets.”

Richard Chinnock, operations manager at First Worcester, said: “A day of free bus travel is a great opportunity for people to leave their cars at home, do their bit for the environment and save some cash too! Residents can jump on their local bus service and enjoy some Christmas shopping whilst partaking in the festivities across the city. On 10 December all our bus services will be FREE to travel on across the Worcester bus network, thanks to Worcester City Council.”

The free unlimited travel is for one day only on Saturday 10 December on these routes to the city centre: 30, 31,32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 44, 45, 417, 144 (the Salt Road) and X50.

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