New bus ticket cuts price of bus travel for Walsall residents

The cost of getting a bus in Walsall is being cut dramatically as a new ticket gives local residents return journeys for just £2.50. National Express West Midlands' new Walsall return fare will be available from Sunday (30 August 2015) and valid on local routes after 9:30 and all weekend.

The new £2.50 fare will be available on services between Walsall Town Centre and West Bromwich, New Invention, Beechdale, Mossley, Aldridge and Bloxwich. The bus operator and Walsall Council hope the new fare will encourage more people to support the town centre and markets.

A child’s Walsall return fare will also be introduced on Sunday allowing children to travel around the local area for £1.25.

Peter Coates, Managing Director of National Express West Midlands said:

“We hope this new great value ticket will encourage more people to travel to Walsall Town Centre to support local shops, cafes and market traders. It is cheaper than driving to town and parking for an hour and is great value if you are taking the kids to the shops. Over the next two weeks many families will be going to the shops to buy new school uniform and we urge them to hop on the bus and buy their shirts, blazers and shoes from Walsall.”

Councillor Mike Bird, Leader of Walsall Council said:

“This is great news and another building block in the retail recovery of Walsall Town Centre. We thank National Express West Midlands for their support of the investment that Walsall Council is putting into that recovery. Together we will buck the trend and make Walsall a vibrant shopping destination.”

Published 28th August 2015