Sittingbourne-based Chalkwell have announced that fares for bus travellers of all ages within Swale are to be slashed by up to a third.
At the same time, the local operator will be launching two additional buses which have been refurbished at a total cost of over £50k.
The new lower fares, which will be introduced from Saturday 1st April, will see the price of Youth Travel (for 11-19 year olds) down to just £2.50 a day or £10 for seven days and a Chalkwell Adult Saver will be just £4 a day, or £15 for seven days and these tickets can be used on an unlimited number of times per day or week and can be bought on the bus directly from the driver.
Young people wishing to travel to the Medway Towns from Swale on the 326/327 service will benefit from lower fares of £3.50 a day or £14 for seven days for Youth 11-19, with Adult Saver fares at £5.50 per day or £20 for seven days.
Chalkwell also announced the introduction of a new family ticket costing £11 a day which can be used for groups of up to four people comprising two adults and two children, or one adult and three children.
Chalkwell's Commercial Director, Roland Eglinton, told SFM News: "In terms of a percentage cut, it is up to a third. And with these exciting new lower fares there is even more incentive for people to use Chalkwell bus services. The lower fares and services cover Sittingbourne, Sheppey and the surroundings areas. Our school services are very popular and convenient and with these lower fares we expect even more people to switch to travelling with us rather than using the car or other forms of public transport."
Further information on the new lower fares can be found on their website: www.chalkwell.co.uk.