Acceptance of First Bus tickets ends from Monday 22 June

2 months ago Mon 15th Jun 2020

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We will no longer be accepting Firstbus CityReds tickets (and vice versa) from Monday 22nd June 2020.

The ticket acceptance scheme between Bluestar, Unilink and Firstbus CityReds will stop at the end of operation on Sunday 21 June. From the start of service on Monday 21st June, our Unilink drivers will no longer accept their tickets for travel.

The temporary acceptance scheme was put into place when both operators were providing low frequencies during the Covid-19 crisis on all corridors making essential travel for key workers more difficult. However, now that both operators are providing high-frequency services, this scheme is no longer required.

We have increased many of our services and will continue to monitor them closely.

If you did travel with us at Bluestar for the first time during this difficult period, we would like to say thank  you for your custom and we would love to see you back on board very soon. We have many great value tickets for you to buy and various ways to pay, including contactless, our app clickit2ride, theKey and cash. If you do need to use both operators, we would like to remind you about the Solent Go range of tickets, which are valid for use on both of our services.