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New multi-operator bus ticket for Watford
« on: September 20, 2013, 04:22:06 PM »
New multi-operator bus ticket for Watford

Bus users in Watford will see a number of innovations being launched this month under the Network Watford banner, a partnership between bus operators and local organisations including Watford Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council.

On 22nd September the Watford BUSnet ticket will be introduced – a new multi-operator bus ticket that allows unlimited travel on any bus, regardless of operator, throughout the Network Watford area. Day or weekly tickets can be bought on the first bus used, and is valid on any other bus service within the Network Watford area. The new ticket will benefit local businesses and people living and working in Watford.

To coincide with the launch of the Watford BUSnet ticket, bus users in Watford will be able to get clearer information on the town’s buses with the launch of new maps produced by the Network Watford partnership. The new colour-coded maps aim to provide simple, clear and understandable information for existing bus passengers and help new users to the bus network.

These maps and further information about the Watford BUSnet ticket and fares is now available in a handy pocket-sized mini-guide, which can be found in Watford Borough Council, tourist information centres and libraries in Watford.

Dorothy Thornhill, elected mayor of Watford said: “I am delighted we’ve been able to simplify bus travel for those that already use the range of Watford bus services, and hopefully more people will be encouraged to do so when they realise it is now more straightforward.”

Terry Douris, Cabinet Member with responsibility for highways and transport at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “I welcome this scheme as it will give bus travellers an even more positive experience. At a time of high petrol prices and the need to reduce carbon emissions, a scheme like this will help people living and working in Watford to choose a more sustainable form of transport.”