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Thamesdown Transport #Swindon is launching a New Young Persons Travelpass this Thurs, 1 August. For info, please see:

LAUNCH OF YOUNG PERSONS' TRAVELPASS Thamesdown Transport will launch a NEW Young Persons' TravelPass on 1st August. This TravelPass will replace the current Student TravelPass, widening the eligibility to everyone under 20 years old and so saving them up to a third on standard adult fares. With 6.4% of 18 to 24 year olds in Swindon claiming jobseekers allowance, the town is above the national average for youth unemployment and so access to affordable travel is a key priority in helping young people find and keep jobs, as well as accessing education. Thanks to the ever-rising cost of buying and running a car and the average cost of car insurance for an 18 year old hitting £4000 (confused.com research, June 2013), private transport is often a luxury out of reach of Swindon's young people. The Young Persons' TravelPass gives unlimited travel on all Thamesdown and Stagecoach b...

Full article: http://www.thamesdown-transport.co.uk/index.asp?m=207&s=2...

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