New ticketing scheme to benefit Wyre Forest bus users

A MULTI-operator bus ticketing scheme being introduced by Worcestershire County Council to improve ease of travel by bus for residents and businesses is coming to Wyre Forest.

“Connecta” will be launched on April 2, 2013 and tickets will initially be available at adult rates and may be used on all buses within the area covered by each ticket type.

The Kidderminster Connecta will cover the central urban zone of Wyre Forest district - including Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport.

Conservative councillor John Smith, council cabinet member with responsibility for transport, said: “It’s fantastic news that this partnership between local bus operators and the council is resulting in this scheme.

“When planning journeys by public transport across the county there is often a confusing array of tickets and options to consider. The Connecta scheme is a really positive development in making bus journeys easier and more enjoyable.

“I am really looking forward to seeing this scheme in action.”

The other areas covered by the service will be the County Connecta which includes all stops within the Worcestershire county boundary, the City Connecta for stops within the boundaries covered by Worcester City Council and the Redditch Connecta.

For more information, visit worcestershire.gov.uk/bus

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