An Arriva Bus in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media

Southport businesses in the night-time economy have been given a boost after Arriva introduced a £1 evening single fare offer during July. 

The measure aims to support local firms, boost the night-time economy and encourage more people back onto the bus.

An Arriva spokesperson said: “Though life is not quite back to how we used to know it just yet, the country is starting to venture out again – enjoying time with family and friends and getting back to the places and things we love.

“At Arriva we are proud to be launching the £1 fare – so whether you are heading out for a nice meal, meeting friends for drinks, or just need to travel from A to B, our new promotional fare will make your journeys with Arriva even more convenient.”

The new, not to be missed fare will be available from Friday 2nd July to Saturday 31st July 2021.

The £1 fare will be valid for any single journey on any Arriva bus in the Merseyside Plus ticket zone after 7pm each evening until the last bus and can be bought on board Arriva buses or in advance via the Arriva UK Bus app and website.

Tickets bought on board are encouraged to be purchased using contactless payment or, if using cash, by paying the exact fare price. You can find more information and the terms and conditions at arrivabus.co.uk/pound-fare.

Arriva Area Managing Director, Howard Farrall said: “We are proud of our local network. Ensuring our customers safety and comfort whilst on board continues to be our priority, we have taken many steps to ensure this, if you haven’t travelled with Arriva recently, you can find more information about bus travel here. We’re looking forward to welcoming more customers on board to travel safely and affordably, helping to reconnect our towns, cities and local communities.

”We know how much the pandemic has impacted the UKs night time economy and we hope that by introducing this £1 evening fare, Arriva can  also help support local businesses across the region – by making it easy and more affordable to get out and about and enjoy the evenings. So, whenever you’re ready to head back out, we’re here to get you where you need to go!”

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