Just the ticket for Route 1 passengers

Passengers who buy weekly tickets on Route 1 bus service from High Wycombe to Amersham and Chesham will be able to catch the first bus that comes along.

From Tuesday (September 1) the new Route1 Pass can be used on both Carousel and Arriva buses on the route.

Two years ago a partnership between Buckinghamshire County Council and bus operatorsArriva and Carousel paved the way for a co-ordinated timetable with both companies’ buses running at regular intervals

Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: ‘The joint timetable has been a big success and passengers on the route have enjoyed a much improved service. The new weekly ticket is another great development for bus passengers.’

Stefan Soanes, Carousel Buses’ General Manager, said: ‘Quite simply passengers with the new weekly ticket will be able to catch the first bus that arrives at their stop, whether it’s a red one or a blue one.”

Ken Hargreaves, from Arriva The Shires, said: ‘This is another really positive move for everyone, after the success of the joint timetable.’

The new ticket will be introduced on a trial basis between the 1st of September and the 31st December. It will be carefully assessed and a decision made on whether to make the ticket permanent.

Weekly tickets cost £20 for an adult and £15 for a student or child.