The following information is from Greater Manchester Transport:
From Sunday 2 June we are changing the way we sell child 7 day easyrider tickets
Any assistance to communicate this message to children and parents would be greatly appreciated.
If children buy this ticket, the driver will load it onto their igo card instead of giving them a paper ticket.
Children will then need to validate their journey by touching their igo card onto the card reader each time they travel.
The price and the validity of this ticket will remain the same.
What is an igo card?
From the age of 11 until 31 August after their 16th birthday, children can pay child fares on buses in Greater Manchester if they have an igo card. Children must carry their igo card with them in order to travel using a child ticket if they are aged 11-16.
What happens if a child doesn’t have an igo card
If a child is aged between 11 and 16 and does not hold an igo card you cannot purchase an easyrider ticket. You will be asked to pay £2.00 for each journey you make on a Stagecoach bus or £1.75 on a TfGM School bus service.
To continue to purchase an easyrider ticket children will need to apply to TfGM for an igo card.
Visit tfgm.com/igo to download an application form or get a copy of the form from a TfGM Travelshop.
|igo card | Transport for Greater Manchester
From the age of 11 until 31 August after your 16th birthday, you can pay child fares on buses in Greater Manchester if you have an igo card. You must have an igo card to travel using a child ticket on buses in Greater Manchester if you are aged 11-16.
All that changes is the way children travel with an igo card: