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Saturday, 17 October 2020


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  • Burnham’s youth travel pass proves a hitTransport for Greater Manchester has reported huge demand for its ‘Our Pass’ free bus travel scheme for 16-18 year olds, although Covid-19 has hit take-up.
  • First Bristol launches ‘tap and cap’ travelBus operator First West of England has introduced capped pricing for users of contactless ticketing on its buses in Bristol.

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