Bus company launches new tickets ideal for lockdown life
HULL-BASED bus company East Yorkshire have launched a new type of ticket for those whose daily lives have been disrupted by lockdown.
The new Flexi5 tickets, which are available on the East Yorkshire Buses app, are similar to a weekly ticket, but with more flexibility to help those whose routines have become unpredictable during the coronavirus crisis.
Instead of being tied in to travelling all week, as you are with a weekly ticket, the Flexi5 tickets give you five days of travel which you can use as and when you need them. Passengers can simply activate one of their five 24 hour tickets whenever they want, making them ideal for those who are working flexibly, or only going into the office a few times a week.
The company were inspired to create the new tickets after seeing that many of their regular commuters were now working to different patterns.
Ben Gilligan, Area Director of East Yorkshire, said: “During the last few weeks, we’ve seen more and more people returning to work, but we’ve found that travel patterns are different to before.”
“Since lockdown, all our lives have become less predictable. One day you’re working from home, the next you’re in work, and then you need to travel to check on an elderly relative. Your plans change at a moment’s notice. So we wanted to bring in a ticket that’s suited to our new lockdown lives.”
The tickets are available to buy now from the East Yorkshire Buses app, which can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.
You can find out more information on the Flexi5 tickets by visiting www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk