Stockport’s 16-18 year olds are being urged to apply for a Get Me There Smart Card for cut price travel.
Stockport Council is promoting cut price travel for 16 to 18 year olds and encouraging the 10,000 16-18 year olds who live in the borough to register for a get me there smart card.
From September 3rd, the 16 – 18 card will allow almost 100,000 young people in GreaterManchester to enjoy half price bus travel, as announced by Greater Manchester’s Mayor Andy Burnham last month after a new offer was agreed with bus operators and GMTL – the industry body which manages multi-operator and multi-modal ticketing in Greater Manchester.
In addition, where travel is across more than one bus operator, the new Get Me There Smart Card will mean only one payment is required.
Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration said:
“I would encourage our 16-18 year olds to register for a get me there card as soon as possible so come the 3rd of September they will be able to benefit straight away from this most welcome initiative. By reducing the cost of bus travel this will enable our 16-18 year olds to more easily access work and leisure opportunities, training, education and skills throughout Greater Manchester.”
The get me there smart card system makes it easy for users with a get me there account to view and purchase a range of products online, making travel easier and more flexible, with no need to carry cash or queue at ticket machines.
For information about the scheme and how to register for a get me there card visit www.getmethere.com
For information on public transport across Greater Manchester visit www.tfgm.com, call 0161 244 1000 (7am-8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am-8pm at weekends and bank holidays) or follow @OfficialTfGM on Twitter