FREE BUS TRAVEL IN JANUARY IF ON QUALIFYING BENEFIT
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Found 16th Jan 2013
STAGECOACH TO OFFER FREE TRAVEL TO JOBSEEKERS DURING JANUARY 2013

In January 2013, Stagecoach will be taking part in the Bus for Jobs scheme, in partnership with Greener Journeys, Jobcentre Plus and several other major UK transport operators.

The scheme aims to provide easier transport links for those aged 18 or over who have been unemployed for between three months and one year. Jobseekers will be eligible for free travel on selected local bus services including many of our own Stagecoach UK Bus routes.

To qualify for free travel, the customer must carry a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card, which is available free of charge from Jobcentre Plus branches. This card must be shown when boarding in order to travel for free. For more information on how to obtain a card visit gov.uk/con…lus



To qualify, the jobseeker must:

• be 18 years of age or older

• have been unemployed for between 3 months and one year

• claim Jobseekers’ Allowance

or Incapacity Benefits

or Employment and Support Allowance

or Income Support

• have a Jobcentre Plus adviser helping them to find work



Please see below our Stagecoach participating areas and any exclusions for travel. For local travel information and journey planning, please click on the link for each area.

Stagecoach in the Highlands

Operating in Highlands (Inverness, Caithness, Sutherland, Easter Ross, Nairn, Speyside, Lochaber)

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Orkney

Operating in Orkney

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach Bluebird

Operating in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Ellon, Banff, MacDuff, Huntly, Braemar, Ballater, Banchory, Stonehaven), Moray Elgin, Forres, Keith)

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Fife

Fife (St Andrews, Cupar, Leven, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline and services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee)

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Perth

Operating in Perth and Kinross

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach Strathtay

Operating in Dundee, Angus (Forfar, Arbroath, Montrose), Perth and Kinross (Blairgowrie)

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach West Scotland

Operating in Ayrshire (including Kilmarnock, Ayr, Ardrossan, Cumnock), Dumfries and Galloway (including Dumfries, Stranraer)

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Glasgow

Operating in Glasgow, Cumbernauld

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Hartlepool

Operating in Hartlepool

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach on Teesside

Operating in Stockton and Middlesbrough

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Sunderland

Operating in Sunderland

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in South Shields

Operating in South Shields and South Tyneside

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Newcastle

Operating in Newcastle, North Tyneside, and Ponteland

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Cumbria

Operating in Barrow in Furness, Carlisle, Kendal, Penrith, Keswick, Workington, Whitehaven, Maryport, Lake District, Cockermouth

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Lancashire

Operating in Preston, Chorley, Bolton, Blackburn, Leyland, Fylde Coast, Blackpool, Fleetwood

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Merseyside

Operating in Liverpool and St Helens

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Manchester

Operating in South, East and Central Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside, Oldham, Glossop, Wilmslow

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Wigan

Operating in Wigan, Leigh, Atherton and surrounding areas

- Not valid on college services provided on behalf of Lancashire County Council 953,959,961 and 996

Stagecoach Yorkshire


Operating in Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster, Dearne Valley (Mexborough, Conisbrough, Wath, Wombwell, Thurnscoe, Goldthorpe, Bolton upon Dearne, Darfield, Swinton)

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Sheffield

Operating in Sheffield, Killamarsh

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Chesterfield

Operating in Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire (Bolsover, Clowne, Dronfield, Eckington, Alfreton, Clay Cross, Matlock)

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Bassetlaw

Operating in North Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Mansfield

Operating in Mansfield, Nottingham

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Hull

Operating in Hull, East Yorkshire

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Grimsby and Cleethorpes

Operating in Grimsby and Cleethorpes

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Lincolnshire

Operating in Lincoln, Newark, Scunthorpe, Skegness, Gainsborough

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Bedford

Operating in Bedford, Bedfordshire

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Cambridge

Operating in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Huntingdonshire

Operating in Cambridgeshire

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Peterborough

Operating in Peterborough

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Warwickshire

Operating in Coventry, Daventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Kenilworth, Leicester, Royal Leamington Spa, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Northamptonshire

Operating in Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough, Wellingborough

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire

Operating in Oxford, Banbury, Oxfordshire

- Exclusions apply to the Oxford Tube

Stagecoach West

Operating in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Forest of Dean, Stroud, Cirencester, Swindon, Tewkesbury, Ross On Wye and parts of Herefordshire

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach South Wales

Operating in South East Wales

- Exclusions apply on Service T4 (part of Welsh Government / Powyss CC funded Traws Cymru network)

Stagecoach South West

Operating in Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, North Devon, Bude, Somerset

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Hampshire

Operating in Andover, Tidworth, Salisbury, Winchester, Basingstoke, Alton, Romsey & Southampton

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Hants & Surrey

Operating in Blackwater Valley (Farnham, Aldershot, Farnborough & Camberley) Guildford, Godalming & Haslemere

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in the South Downs

Operating in Chichester, Midhurst, Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Worthing, Brighton & Horsham

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Portsmouth

Operating in Portsmouth, Havant & Waterlooville

- No exclusions apply

FleetBuzz

Operating in Fleet, Farnborough, Farnham & Reading

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Eastbourne

Operating in Eastbourne, Hailsham and East Sussex

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in Hastings

Operating in Hastings, Bexhill and East Sussex

- No exclusions apply

Stagecoach in East Kent

Operating in Ashford, Folkestone, Dover, Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate, Herne Bay, Whitsable, Canterbury

- No exclusions apply



PLEASE NOTE: Exclusions apply to megabus.com, Scottish Citylink and Oxford tube
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so free travel anytime of day including coming home 3am from the local? seems a great idea. unless the journey is finding work related why should it be free. disgusting.
WHAT ABOUT BIRMINGHAM
jackvdbuk

so free travel anytime of day including coming home 3am from the local? … so free travel anytime of day including coming home 3am from the local? seems a great idea. unless the journey is finding work related why should it be free. disgusting.



It's disgusting that a private company should offer a loss leader that gives them healthy advertising and potentially new customers when they have the money (and job) to pay? If you're on £70 a week JSA you're probably struggling to pay for food and fuel bills right now - don't think you need to worry about them being out on the razz...
About time too, it's a joke the amount of money these private companies charge to go such short distances.
It actually works out the same, if not cheaper, for me to use a taxi for my commute to work oO
Edited by: "vwdan" 16th Jan 2013
...More like subsidised by other passengers...
More freebies for the low life scroungers. enjoy you free travel that me as a worker is paying for. The only people that should get free travel is pensioners that have worked most of their life.
good for HMV and blockbuster workers then!
markvirgo

More freebies for the low life scroungers. enjoy you free travel that me … More freebies for the low life scroungers. enjoy you free travel that me as a worker is paying for. The only people that should get free travel is pensioners that have worked most of their life.



I hope you will experience the hardship of a "Jobseeker" soon and we shall see what you would think of it, and if your comment above will stay the same.
Edited by: "Rugrats" 18th Jan 2013
markvirgo

More freebies for the low life scroungers. enjoy you free travel that me … More freebies for the low life scroungers. enjoy you free travel that me as a worker is paying for. The only people that should get free travel is pensioners that have worked most of their life.



Personally I take some pride in my taxes helping people who need it. Some day I will need it. As will you. As for low life scroungers, long term unemployment is up 150% - either there has been a 150% increase in low life scrounging or there are a lot more people struggling to get by; I don't imagine anyone thinks it's the former.
i can't believe the anti comments on here. it's sickening. i worked for 20 years, have been unemployed for 18 months and have just signed off onto a zero hours contract. this week i have so far had 9 hours work at £6.19 an hour. i'd much rather try and manage if possible and everyone else i work with feels the same way. i want the tax deducted from me to pay for the crucial benefits system. i'd like to suggest to these brainless idiots to pretend you have no job, log on to indeed.com and try and look for work at the moment and see how easy it is. people getting on the bus free into town won't cost you a penny. i sincerely hope you lose your jobs soon. heat added.
I get working tax credit (same difference) but not entitled to this, go figure eh.
markvirgo

More freebies for the low life scroungers. enjoy you free travel that me … More freebies for the low life scroungers. enjoy you free travel that me as a worker is paying for. The only people that should get free travel is pensioners that have worked most of their life.


Do us all a favour and go find the nearest bridge and...
more freebies whilst i go to work and pay my way.

disgraceful
o_t_e

jackvdbuk so free travel anytime of day including coming home 3am from … jackvdbuk so free travel anytime of day including coming home 3am from the local? seems a great idea. unless the journey is finding work related why should it be free. disgusting.It's disgusting that a private company should offer a loss leader that gives them healthy advertising and potentially new customers when they have the money (and job) to pay? If you're on £70 a week JSA you're probably struggling to pay for food and fuel bills right now - don't think you need to worry about them being out on the razz...



If under 25 it's only £55 per week!
On yer bike!
see the tax dodgers are complaining again
MayingPrantis

I get working tax credit (same difference) but not entitled to this, go … I get working tax credit (same difference) but not entitled to this, go figure eh.



because your working this is to look for work
graham221

because your working this is to look for work


I'm NOT working you idiot.
MayingPrantis

I'm NOT working you idiot.


You're the idiot; as stated correctly by graham221, you must be in employment in order to receive Working Tax Credit.
So either:
A) You are employed and claim Working Tax Credit
B) You are unemployed and claim a different state benefit
C) You are unemployed and are unlawfully claiming Working Tax Credit
mind boggling! good to see heat added this time round.
vwdan

You're the idiot; as stated correctly by graham221, you must be in … You're the idiot; as stated correctly by graham221, you must be in employment in order to receive Working Tax Credit.So either:A) You are employed and claim Working Tax Credit B) You are unemployed and claim a different state benefitC) You are unemployed and are unlawfully claiming Working Tax Credit



Well no I'm not the idiot, I'm not working, getting working tax credit as my partner is working (but earning little) and not cheating the system. Thought you knew it all huh. Give me a cuddle now
MayingPrantis

Well no I'm not the idiot, I'm not working, getting working tax credit as … Well no I'm not the idiot, I'm not working, getting working tax credit as my partner is working (but earning little) and not cheating the system. Thought you knew it all huh. Give me a cuddle now



My partner and I claim tax credits and only I qualify for the working element. Might want to check your claim form, it most likely shows Working Tax Credit for your partner, not you.
yoface

My partner and I claim tax credits and only I qualify for the working … My partner and I claim tax credits and only I qualify for the working element. Might want to check your claim form, it most likely shows Working Tax Credit for your partner, not you.



Thanks for your concern everyone, I'm NOT a cheat and although we're bordering poverty, we're not entitled to anything. You lot think you know everything hahahah erm oh dear.....sad state of affairs.
pimmy

What a C**K. Not everyone who is unemployed is a scrounger. I recently … What a C**K. Not everyone who is unemployed is a scrounger. I recently lost my job after 24 years in continuous employment and would love to find new employment. To go from earning £400 a week to receiving £71 a week is something i hope you get to experience some day and then come back and place your pathetic comments


I agree, this thread has attracted the worst types of braindead animals.
MayingPrantis

I agree, this thread has attracted the worst types of braindead animals.



Woah woah woah. I didn't say you were a cheat, nor did I imply it. I said your partner is probably the eligible claimant of 'Working' tax credit element. Does your partner work? Is it possible you have confused working tax credit on a joint claim as yours? It would actually be applied due to your partner working. Now I couldn't give a monkeys toss if you're employed or not, but I do take offence to you jumping on people in this thread, I for one only implied you're probably confused about your joint claim. (_;)
yoface

Woah woah woah. I didn't say you were a cheat, nor did I imply it. I said … Woah woah woah. I didn't say you were a cheat, nor did I imply it. I said your partner is probably the eligible claimant of 'Working' tax credit element. Does your partner work? Is it possible you have confused working tax credit on a joint claim as yours? It would actually be applied due to your partner working. Now I couldn't give a monkeys toss if you're employed or not, but I do take offence to you jumping on people in this thread, I for one only implied you're probably confused about your joint claim. (_;)



You have said enough, that's for sure, leave it now.
MayingPrantis

You have said enough, that's for sure, leave it now.



Think about it next time. Take care.
yoface

Think about it next time. Take care.


YOU think about it before YOU start judging. Kisses and cuddles
rugrat u try looking day in and out and be on a low income and have to pay £3.40 a day travel looking for work when u only got £71 a wk to live off and u got gas electric water rates and food clothing and cleaning products to buy would u manage then have the cheek to call people scroungers never said never the way things r going u could end up unemployed as every time u look no jobs places closing
rugrat there r people who have worked and paid taxs b for they were unemployed so dont tar everyone with the same brush be thankful u have a job anyway thanks marko4ever24 for the info as in the jobcentre this info is not readily available
jamming

rugrat u try looking day in and out and be on a low income and have to … rugrat u try looking day in and out and be on a low income and have to pay £3.40 a day travel looking for work when u only got £71 a wk to live off and u got gas electric water rates and food clothing and cleaning products to buy would u manage then have the cheek to call people scroungers never said never the way things r going u could end up unemployed as every time u look no jobs places closing



Are talking to me? what's wrong with you? have you read the thread b4 writing nonsense?
jamming

rugrat there r people who have worked and paid taxs b for they were … rugrat there r people who have worked and paid taxs b for they were unemployed so dont tar everyone with the same brush be thankful u have a job anyway thanks marko4ever24 for the info as in the jobcentre this info is not readily available




Are talking to me? what's wrong with you? have you read the thread b4 writing nonsense?
MayingPrantis

Do us all a favour and go find the nearest bridge and...



Why because I worked since I was 15 and now im 42?. Or because as a low paid manual worker who when unemployed I queued at the agency every morning to get work until I was taken on by an employer full time due to hard work. Today with one other person I was unloading a 40ft container outside in the snow freezing cold manual handling boxes weighing 120kgs each and then driving for two hours to get home while some lazy over paid benefit scroungers are sitting in front of the TV watching Jeremy Kyle in their free house with free repairs and free council house.

I do have sympathy for those who are out of work by way of redundancy etc and I am not judging you.

I can't see how free buses are going to get you a job?.
markvirgo

Why because I worked since I was 15 and now im 42?. Or because as a low … Why because I worked since I was 15 and now im 42?. Or because as a low paid manual worker who when unemployed I queued at the agency every morning to get work until I was taken on by an employer full time due to hard work. Today with one other person I was unloading a 40ft container outside in the snow freezing cold manual handling boxes weighing 120kgs each and then driving for two hours to get home while some lazy over paid benefit scroungers are sitting in front of the TV watching Jeremy Kyle in their free house with free repairs and free council house.I do have sympathy for those who are out of work by way of redundancy etc and I am not judging you. I can't see how free buses are going to get you a job?.



Proper ****, you belong on Jeremy Kyle.
MayingPrantis

Proper ****, you belong on Jeremy Kyle.



I think he deserves to be a Job centre plus advisor, cushy office job that needs a much needed workers mentality to get undeserving claimants like you working again (Now I'm judging X)). Sounds like the man knows what it takes and has been where you are before, only he likely didn't frequent HUKD whilst 'Job Searching'. If this guy was what you had awaiting you when entering the nice warm and placid environment of the Job Centre you might have more of a 'help yourself in life attitude'. Now do us all a favour and knob off.
Edited by: "yoface" 18th Jan 2013
yoface

I think he deserves to be a Job centre plus advisor, cushy office job … I think he deserves to be a Job centre plus advisor, cushy office job that needs a much needed workers mentality to get undeserving claimants like you working again (Now I'm judging X)). Sounds like the man knows what it takes and has been where you are before, only he likely didn't frequent HUKD whilst 'Job Searching'. If this guy was what you had awaiting you when entering the nice warm and placid environment of the Job Centre you might have more of a 'help yourself in life attitude'. Now do us all a favour and knob off.



Why is it that you judge us without knowing **** eh. I give up on morons like you, I really do, after all you know it all.
jamming

rugrat u try looking day in and out and be on a low income and have to … rugrat u try looking day in and out and be on a low income and have to pay £3.40 a day travel looking for work when u only got £71 a wk to live off and u got gas electric water rates and food clothing and cleaning products to buy would u manage then have the cheek to call people scroungers never said never the way things r going u could end up unemployed as every time u look no jobs places closing



Rugrats reply was a positive one. You need to read his reply again!
I hope you will experience the hardship of a "Jobseeker" soon and we shall see what you would think of it, and if your comment above will stay the same.

Edited by: "andy8" 19th Jan 2013
sorry rugrat the comments were meant for MARKVIRGO hope u except my apology
o_t_e

It's disgusting that a private company should offer a loss leader that … It's disgusting that a private company should offer a loss leader that gives them healthy advertising and potentially new customers when they have the money (and job) to pay? If you're on £70 a week JSA you're probably struggling to pay for food and fuel bills right now - don't think you need to worry about them being out on the razz...


you are deluded if you really think they dont get recompense from the taxpayer for this scheme.

Hardly a loss leader anyway as the bus is making the journey anyway!
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