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Manchester City Centre to Benefit From Cheaper Bus Fares

Travellers in Manchester and Oldham are set to benefit from cheaper bus fares, according to the First transport group.

First Bus staff promoted the new fares system with a mock “protest” in Manchester city centre this week. Brandishing placards, the “power to the people” protesters handed out vouchers for free travel cards in order to encourage more Mancunians to try out the bus network and to let them know about the new fares for selected FirstDay and FirstWeek tickets.

First Bus head Of marketing Phil Williams told the Manchester Evening News that the fares were aimed at everyone, whether they were travelling for business or leisure.

“Not only is this good news for existing customers; we hope that it may also encourage more people to give the bus a try as a cheaper and easier alternative to taking the car into the city and parking up,” he added.

“Around Christmas time it’s also a great way for people to travel anywhere within the M60 – enjoying a drink in the run up to Christmas or an easier way to beat the crowds to the shops. We hope people make the most of the new lower fares.”