Diamond join £2 fare cap scheme which is extended to end of June

The Bus Fare Cap Grant scheme is a Government funded scheme introduced on most single bus journeys across England from 1st January 2023, and it was recently announced that the scheme has been extended until 30th June 2023.

Despite initially declining to participate, Diamond has today announced that “following a review” they have now joined the scheme.

From Saturday 1st April, we are reducing the price of our single tickets on Diamond Bus services to just £2 per journey as part of the Government’s Help for Households scheme.

Following a review, Diamond Bus will also now be joining the scheme… just in time for you to enjoy some great Spring and Summer journeys out!

The days are getting longer, the Easter holidays are here, Summer is on the horizon…

There are some great places to visit and a wealth of things to see and do across the Midlands and with our new £2 single fare price, it’s a great time to get out and explore the area by bus.

You can now make a single journey on the majority of Diamond services across our Full Midlands Region, and never pay more than £2* . Don’t worry if your single fare is usualy less than £2, it will stay the same price! You can buy our new £2 single ticket on board from your friendly driver using cash, contactless payment or Apple/Google Pay. It’s that simple!

If you are a regular traveller, intend to make a number of journeys during your day or are travelling in a family/group, you may find that our range of day, week & month tickets offer even greater value.

“Get Around by Bus for just £2” – Diamond Bus, 1st April 2023

It is worth highlighting that due to DfT (Department for Transport) terms and conditions regarding this scheme, some contracted services are not eligible and the £2 max single fare does not apply.

Service Exceptions:

Diamond West Midlands & Worcestershire: *Some contracted services are not eligible to be included in this offer, as follows: Not valid on B1, R1, C B’ham Uni, Bromsgrove on Demand, N1, N2, 142, 142A, 17H, 22, 25 Erdington, 27, 27A, 45, 5, 5A, 600, A15, A16, 17, 17A, 17S, 18, 25 Dudley, 57 Stourbridge, 81.

Other operators such as NX Bus, Stagecoach, Arriva, Kevs, Landflight etc, who are already participating will also be extending the offer until the end of June.


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He is not a bus enthusiast, but as a regular passenger takes an interest in public transport related matters, having relied on buses to get around for over twenty-five years now.

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