Stagecoach To Offer Free Travel To Jobseekers During January 2013

In January 2013, Stagecoach will be taking part in the Bus for Jobs scheme, in partnership with Greener Journeys, Jobcentre Plus and several other major UK transport operato……rs.

The scheme aims to provide easier transport links for those aged 18 or over who have been unemployed for between three months and one year. Jobseekers will be eligible for free travel on selected local bus services including many of our own Stagecoach UK Bus routes.

To qualify for free travel, the customer must carry a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card, which is available free of charge from Jobcentre Plus branches. This card must be shown when boarding in order to travel for free. For more information on how to obtain a card visit https://www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

To qualify, the jobseeker must:

• be 18 years of age or older

• have been unemployed for between 3 months and one year

• claim Jobseekers’ Allowance

or Incapacity Benefits

or Employment and Support Allowance

or Income Support

• have a Jobcentre Plus adviser helping them to find work

Please see below our Stagecoach participating areas and any exclusions for travel. For local travel information and journey planning, please click on the link for each area.

Stagecoach in the Highlands

Operating in Highlands (Inverness, Caithness, Sutherland, Easter Ross, Nairn, Speyside, Lochaber)

– No exclusions apply