Bus passenger numbers across Devon are on the up and it’s hoped that the recent Government announcement to extend the £2 bus fare scheme could encourage others to get on board.
Devon County Council and its bus operators have all welcomed the £2 single fare cap which has now been extended until the end of 2024.
The move will be applauded by passengers as the cost of living crisis continues. Stagecoach, who operate the majority of bus services in Devon, have announced an increase of 3% in patronage since the DFT funded scheme has been running.
Not only are more people catching the bus, but passengers are happy with local services too, according to a survey carried out in the summer as part of the delivery of Devon’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).