At the Central and N Headington Residents’ Association meeting, a local resident asked me to investigate Stagecoach’s policy on family friendly fares. Here is their response.
“We are very keen to attract families and therefore offer group/family fares on all our services. An Oxford adult Dayrider ticket costs £3.50 for unlimited number of journeys for up to 24 hours. The family version costs £6.50 for up two two adults and three children. To put this into context at day return to the city centre from Blackbird Leys in £2.80 for an adult and £1.40 for a child. We offer rduced rate passes for travel to.from schools and colleges and, to encourage wider use by young people, last summer we extended their validity to allow travel at weekends and duting school holidays. On Oxford Tube, children travel free when accompanied by an adult. We are mindful of the requirements of families and are working on a number of other ideas an initiatives to make our services as “family friendly” as possible. “