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First Bus launch new flexible travel bundles to help customers adapt to the new normal

Posted: 27th April 2021

From Monday, 26 April, First Bus have launched a new range of flexible tickets on their app that will help customer fit their bus travel into the new normal of a flexible work/life balance.

The new First Day Bundles range will be available exclusively on the First Bus app and include 5, 10- and 15-day options that allow customers the flexibility of using the tickets to suit their needs whenever they need them within their validity period of 2,4 and 6 weeks respectively.

Most companies in Scotland have had to adapt to a new way of working with their staff over the past year and as we continue to ease out of the Global pandemic, at least an element of the virtual office and working from home lifestyle seems like it is here to stay.

In response to this, First Bus have come up with a great new value for money range of bus tickets across all of the regions they serve in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Central Scotland meaning customers can mould their bus travel around their new normal routine for work and leisure.

The new tickets start from just £18* for Adults with an exclusive introductory price offer, and provide the customer with unlimited travel for the day within their chosen zone and are simply activated within the First Bus app as and when the customer needs to use them.

These tickets are available to adults and students and ideal for those adapting to new schedules of working or study patterns post-covid.

The new tickets represent excellent value in comparison to travel using the standard day ticket option on a daily basis.

On our First Aberdeen network, this means an Adult can save £8 on buying 15 individual day tickets when opting for a new 15-day flexible bundle and they can be used at any point over a six-week validity period.

On our First Glasgow network, an Adult from purchasing 15 individual First 15-Day bundle can save a whopping £19 off their travel plus have the added flexibility of using as and when they need them over the validity period.

In the First Scotland East regions, a 3+ zones day ticket covering Forth Valley, Falkirk and West Lothian First 15-day bundle can save customers almost half the price compared to when buying the daily equivalent.

Graeme Macfarlan, Commercial Director for First Bus in Scotland, said: “The impact of Covid 19 and this global pandemic will be felt for some time to come and the traditional working environment is no different.

“Companies are now adapting to a new way of working with a blend of the traditional and the new workplace lifestyles. As a result of this, we too have to adapt our offering to help our customers fit their bus travel around that new working life.

“I am therefore, delighted to announce the rollout of our new First 5,10 & 15 day bundles, which are valid for a period of 2, 4 and 6 weeks respectively. These will offer our customers great value with the added bonus of the flexibility to use them as and when they need to travel.

“We will continue to monitor demand for these tickets as well as new travel patterns as restrictions ease and the new normal comes into further focus with a view to further enhancing our offering to better suit the needs of our passengers going forward.

“We are keen to understand our customers’ needs in regards to this new product and so urge them to share feedback with us via our website, through our social media channels or via our customer service team.”

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