Cheap fares to be extended

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BUS operator First says its cheap fares promotion in Sheffield is set to be extended into at least the next month.

The promotion is on eight popular routes, the 20/20a, 47/48, 53, 75, 76, 97/98, 25a between the city centre and Bradway and X78 between the city and Meadowhall.

Current deals include a maximum single fare of £2 with a maximum £1.40 on some routes, £3.40 day tickets and £11 tickets for a week.

The bus operator said it plans to offer cheap fares into September after the offerled to increased passengers.

A First spokesman said: “More people are using our buses to watch Olympic events on local screens and then going to celebrate with drinks at a local pub or a trip to the local shops.

“Our aim is to grow numbers of people using buses.”