Suffolk bus discount travel card to be re-introduced

Ipswich bus station
Image caption The council said Suffolk's four main bus operators were interested in the discount scheme

A new discount travel card is to be introduced in Suffolk, two years after the county council stopped running a similar scheme.

The Conservative-run council's cabinet has voted to provide a 25% discount on buses for 16 to 19-year-olds.

The old Explore card offered a 50% discount off adult fares.

The council said the new card would cost £1.4m over five years, whereas the Explore card cost £1.8m per year and was "unsustainable".

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