Day: March 29, 2018

The Smarter Way for Young People to GetAbout in South Yorkshire

SY TravelMaster Ticket Update

YOUNG PEOPLE can now GetAbout around South Yorkshire the smart way as TravelMaster’s discounted range for under-18s moves away from a paper ticket and onto a smart card.

From April 2018 TravelMaster, the organisation responsible for delivering and managing multi-operator ticketing in South Yorkshire, will be introducing a smart ticket as the default way to purchase and use the discounted GetAbout range for Young People.

Instead of a paper ticket passengers will now have their GetAbout tickets loaded to their MegaTravel or 16-18 Travel Pass when bought on board most buses, all trams and, for the first time, from Ticket Vending Machines located at Interchanges throughout the County and from points of sale at the Sheffield College.

Matt Smallwood, General Manager of TravelMaster, said; “Our customers have enjoyed the great value offered by our GetAbout range for a number of years and I am delighted that these tickets are now joining the rest of our range in being issued to a smart card.

We’ve made great progress delivering smart ticketing in the region with over 34 Million journeys made using TravelMaster products on smart cards since their introduction in 2014. We issue over 7 Million days’ worth of travel a year onto more than 130,000 active smart cards and these numbers will continue to grow even more impressively with the addition of GetAbout.”

GetAbout tickets are available for Young People resident in South Yorkshire with a valid MegaTravel or 16-18 Travel Pass. Theyoffer unlimited travel throughout South Yorkshire on the majority of buses and all trams for just £8.00 a week or on the majority of buses, all trams and all trains with a GetAbout+ for just £13.10 a week.

GetAbout

Young people aged 5 to 18 with a valid MegaTravel Pass or 16-18 Travel Pass can enjoy unlimited travel on any bus*, and all trams, anywhere in South Yorkshire for 1 day or 7 days no matter which company operates it.

*Some exclusions do apply – See GetAbout Exclusions for more.

Usage PeriodCostWhere to Buy
1 Day£2.50On Bus/Tram
7 Days£8.00On Bus/Tram or Ticket Vending Machines at Bus Stations

 

 

 

 

GetAbout+

Young people aged 5 to 18 with a valid MegaTravel Pass or 16-18 Travel Pass can enjoy unlimited travel on any bus*, all trams and any train anywhere in South Yorkshire for 1 day or 7 days no matter which company operates it.

*Some exclusions do apply – See GetAbout Exclusions for more.

Usage PeriodCostWhere to Buy
1 Day£3.80On Bus/Tram
7 Days£13.10On Bus/Tram or Ticket Vending Machines at Bus Stations

 

Easter Opening Hours 2018

SY TravelMaster Update

We would just like to take the time to wish all of our customers and stakeholders a Happy Easter. Our offices will be closing at 5pm today (29/03/2018) for the bank holiday weekend, and we will re-open again on Tuesday 3rd April at 9am.

For general details of changes to bus, tram and train services over the Bank Holiday periods please view or download Travel South Yorkshire’s Bank Holiday Services guide (PDF, 420KB).