Brighton & Hove Buses have agreed to introduce a £3 student day ticket, available on their app or in store, saving students up to £1.70 per day, following lobbying by Abraham, Students' Union President.
Abraham has been lobbying the bus company to reduce their prices as we know the price of transport is a big issue for students.
The new ticket, being introduced on Monday 8 December will save students up to £1.70 per day.
This will cover the CitySAVER area and be valid on bus routes throughout the city within the area bounded by Steyning, Shoreham, Patcham, Lewes (Malling Down) and Seaford (Chyngton Lane).
The price of the student discount day tickets will be frozen at least until the end of the 2015 calendar year; prices of longer term student discounts will will not change during the current academic year.
Students' Union President, Abraham Baldry, said:
I said in my manifesto that I'd reduce the cost of public transport in Brighton, and at the time, a lot of people were sceptical this was achievable.
Although it's taken three months of negotiations, I'm delighted that we've been able to secure this improvement for students in Brighton.
This wouldn't have been possible without Brighton University Students' Union, the University, and Caroline Lucas, who helped us get an initial meeting with the Bus Company.
The next step is to get Brighton & Hove buses to introduce more buses to reduce overcrowding.
This has freed up my time to work on the rest of my manifesto; working to introduce late night food on campus, encouraging voter registration, and developing a register of bad student letting agents in Brighton.
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