Wheels are in motion for new bus scheme

Arriva bus at Bletchley bus station'''Wk 40   MPMC
Arriva bus at Bletchley bus station'''Wk 40 MPMC

COMMUTERS who use city buses could be set to benefit from a new bus scheme being piloted in the city.

The Arriva Employer Travel Club invites employers to become members of the scheme therefore earning benefits including cheaper travel for their staff, as well as leisure discounts, travel assistance – and the chance to aid the parking problems in the city.

Milton Keynes is just one of three locations across the UK, including Leeds City College and The Quorum Business Park in Newcastle chosen for the scheme because of its bus network, the frequency of the main services and the value of the tickets.

Linsey Frostick, regional marketing manager for Arriva, said: “We’re delighted we’ve introduced the Employer Travel Club into Milton Keynes. It really does offer a win-win for all parties. The businesses, their staff, the managers of local employers and Arriva all have something to gain.

“Success here will provide the foundations for the Employer Travel Club to go nationwide later this year. There is a common belief that bus travel is expensive. Tickets through the Employer Travel Club provides daily commuting travel from less than £2, plus it offers further free travel and additional discounts on top.”

Milton Keynes City Centre manager, Kay Greenhalgh, said: “Any incentives that result in more people using public transport are welcomed and this one hits the spot both financially and practically for businesses and their employees.”

For more information on how your business can get involved with the Employer Travel Club visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/etc.

The scheme is being co-ordinated by Go Travel Solutions on behalf of Arriva. They can be contacted by email on etc@arrivabus.co.uk or by calling 0116 279 5133.