South Yorkshire Travelmaster operators introduce discount for 18-21 year olds

Travelmaster launches new smart card
Travelmaster launches new smart card
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A new '18-21 Discount Card' will be introduced in South Yorkshire this September, offering a new and enhanced approach to providing discounts to young people in the region.

TravelMaster, the commercial organisation responsible for delivering and managing multi-operator and integrated ticketing in South Yorkshire, will be offering the card to users of its buses, trains and trams from September 1.

The smart card will be available for all young people regardless of where they live or their level of study, who travel in South Yorkshire up to the day before their 22nd birthday. With it an eligible young person will enjoy a discount of 15 per cent against the price of all adult seven and 28 day TravelMaster tickets.

This new approach will replace TravelMaster’s current branded youth products, the SYConnect18, 20 & 25 and the SYConnect+18, 20 & 25, which will be withdrawn from sale from October 1 this year. This change will not affect the discounted GetAbout range of tickets for under-18s.

Matt Smallwood, general manager of TravelMaster, said: “I’m delighted to announce our new and enhanced approach towards providing discounts for 18-21 year olds in the region. I’m incredibly pleased that we’re able to offer our already amazing value adult products for even less. We’ll be offering a discount against every one of our adult 7 & 28 Day tickets, regardless of their geographical or modal validity, which will make this one of the most flexible approaches towards discounts for this age-range in the country.

“South Yorkshire already has one of the most advanced and value for money integrated ticketing systems outside London and this is yet another innovative step we’re taking towards making that offer even easier to access for the region’s transport users.”

The ’18-21 Discount Card’ can be applied for online through the Travel South Yorkshire Website where customers will need a valid proof of age and a passport sized photo.

Visit sytravelmaster.com for details.