Clean Air Day – 20th June
4 months ago
Jump on board with Bluestar this year and do your bit for the Clean Air Day initiative – the UK’s largest air pollution campaign.
Clean Air Day takes place on Thursday 20th June and we are asking the residents of Southampton to leave their car behind for just one day and take the bus to do their bit. As a reward, we’ll let you travel for just £1! That’s all it will cost for a Network dayrider ticket, allowing you unlimited hop-on, hop-off access to all of our services - far less than fuel and an hour’s parking in Southampton!
Southampton has been singled out by the World Health Organisation as one of the worst cities for air quality. At Bluestar we are committed to doing out bit to reduce emissions and help improve the quality of air we breathe in our city.
We have one of the youngest fleets of buses in the South with many of our vehicles now sporting the friendly Euro VI engines which emit less NOx emissions than a standard diesel car. Not only that, but a double decker bus can carry up to 75 people which could mean 75 less cars on the road reducing pollution and congestion!
Last year, we also trialled the World’s first air filtering bus which cleans the air as it travels. The specially designed filter removes ultrafine particles from the air and traps them as the bus moves through streets. The filter then allows the bus to blow out more pure air so that the air behind it is cleaner than that in front of it.
Get involved, leave the car behind and get your £1 ticket voucher!
To travel for just £1 on 20th June, download our mobile ticketing app – clickit2ride – available on iOS and Android – and sign up for an account, if you haven't already. Then, to claim your £1 travel discount code, simply fill out the short survey (link below) and we will email you the code to use before the day. Terms and conditions apply.
The £1 travel offer has now closed after reaching its set quota. Thank you for taking part in Clean Air Day.
For more information on Clean Air Day, check out cleanairday.org.uk