Teen students should pay child fares on buses not full adult fares - MP

SOUTH Lakes MP Tim Farron has asked transport ministers to put pressure on bus operators to raise the upper age limit on children’s fares from 16 to 18.

Mr Farron said he believes it would make a big difference to the cost of travel for Sixth form and college students.

Tim has written to Baroness Susan Kramer, the minister at the Department for Transport, asking her to personally step in and send guidance to all councils and bus operators about the issue.

Currently, 17 and 18 years pay adult fares, even if they are studying at college and 6th form, or working as an apprentice. This is a major added cost for their families.

Mr Farron said: “I have asked the government to send clear guidance to every council and every bus operator that they would like to see young adults not paying full adult fares every week. I think this would make a massive difference to young people and their families.”

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9:45am Mon 16 Dec 13

fellsman says...

Bit rich when his liberal colleagues are cutting other subsidies for bus routes
Bit rich when his liberal colleagues are cutting other subsidies for bus routes fellsman

9:50am Mon 16 Dec 13

laker1 says...

That's it - look after the students, gives them more cash to spend on 'other things' pity about the older people who rely on a subsidised bus service in Kendal. You would have thought the Liberals would be making sure that their voters were looked after instead of going along with Labour at the County Council over these cuts. Perhaps Mr Farron should be sorting this out as well, but then again, he specialises in courting the young vote
That's it - look after the students, gives them more cash to spend on 'other things' pity about the older people who rely on a subsidised bus service in Kendal. You would have thought the Liberals would be making sure that their voters were looked after instead of going along with Labour at the County Council over these cuts. Perhaps Mr Farron should be sorting this out as well, but then again, he specialises in courting the young vote laker1

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