Travel for less in and around Southampton this World Car Free Day

5 months ago Thu 14th Sep 2023

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We are marking World Car Free Day - Friday 22 September - by offering discounted travel to anyone using our app for the first time!

We are committed to encouraging more people to use sustainable transport in-and-around Southampton and World Car Free Day supports us on this mission. The initiative is aimed at easing congestion, as well as improving air quality by promoting sustainable transport to motorists as alternative methods of travel.

“At Bluestar, we welcome any initiative designed to reduce the harmful effects exhaust emissions have on the environment,” said Andrew Wickham, Bluestar managing director.  

Many buses in our fleet are the newest and cleanest in the region. Over recent years, we have introduced a large number of brand new buses to operate our services across the city - with more expected soon. These will sport the very latest Euro 6 engine - releasing fewer emissions than the average new diesel car.

We also trialled the world’s first ever air filtering bus, which actually cleans the air as it travels across the city.

World Car Free Day ties in perfectly with what we are trying to achieve in Southampton. Buses provide the perfect and affordable solution to reducing air pollution, so we’re proud to have invested millions of pounds in improving the comfort and reliability of our services here.

We are offering 15 percent off an adult Dayrider ticket on Friday 22 September, if you are using our app for the first time.  

To take advantage of the offer, you will need to download our app and use the code CARFREE when buying a ticket for the first time. On our app, you can also plan your journey, find timetables and services updates, and track our buses in live time.

We're also giving you the chance to win a FREE 7 day ticket if you travel with us on World Car Free Day! Simply take and post a selfie of you riding the bus on World Car Free Day and tag us on Facebook or Instagram, letting us know which route you travelled on to be entered in the competition. Only entries posted on 22/09 will be counted, best picture wins…