Kenilworth bus fares to be cut as social contact rules ease

  Posted: 03.05.21 at 16:43 by The Editor

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Bus prices are set to decrease for some Kenilworth routes.

National Express Coventry has announced that when the government removes all legal limits on social contact it will cut the price of a peak day ticket from £4.60 to £4.00.

The current planned date for the end of social restrictions is June 21.

In Kenilworth, National Express operate the number 11 service from Coventry to Leamington, and the 539 which runs between Coventry and Kenilworth via Bagington.

The price of a peak weekly ticket will also drop from £17.50 to £15 from the same date - rolling back to its 2012 price. The average commuter will save over £130 a year on bus travel.

And a child ticket will be £2 a day - down from £2.50.

In addition, National Express is looking to bring in contactless weekly ticket price capping in June this year.

This means customers will be able to travel as much as they like - you just show a contactless bank card (or the banking app on your phone) to the bus ticket machine each time you get on. At the end of seven days, customers will be charged no more than the cost of a weekly ticket - however many journeys they made.

Managing director, David Bradford said: “We're delighted to be cutting the price of bus tickets this summer to help get our region moving again. While most bills always go up, we're doing the opposite.

"Half of bus customers will pay less than they do now - nobody will pay more. These bus fare cuts mean travelling all day will cost less than the price of a burger.

"You will be able to catch as many buses as you like all day long and just wave a contactless card at the ticket machine.
You don't need to work out what's the best price - we'll do that automatically and you'll never pay more than you need to.

"We know that when people try buses, they like them and keep using them. Getting people onto buses will build back our high streets, get people back into jobs and education, clean up our air and help the UK meet its carbon targets”

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