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Discounted college bus pass

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What is it?
A fantastic discounted bus ticket offer available for 16-19 year-old students attending a full-time course at a college or sixth form in Southampton, and students on an Apprenticeship with a college or training provider in Southampton.

My Journey has teamed up with Bluestar, Uni-link and First Bus to provide a special student term bus ticket which gives you unlimited travel, 6.00am - midnight seven days a week including half-terms, with prices up to 45% cheaper than standard prices.

It is for me?
You are eligible if you are aged 16-19 and on a full-time time course at any of the following colleges or school sixth forms:

• Above Bar Training
• Academy of Music and Sound Southampton
• Bitterne Park School
• City College Southampton
• Itchen College
• King Edward VI School
• Richard Taunton College
• St Anne’s Catholic School

And brand new for this year, if you are 16-19 and on an Apprenticeship with a Southampton college or the training providers listed below you are also included in this offer.

• Training Associates
• Tyro Training
• Youth Force

How do I apply?
Download and complete the college bus pass application form.

If you have any questions you can contact the colleges’ student services teams on the following telephone numbers, or contact the bus companies directly using the phone numbers on the application form:

• Itchen College - 023 8043 5636
• Richard Taunton’s College - 023 8051 4720
• City College Southampton - 023 8048 4848

How much does it cost?
The tables below show you the prices for the present 2014/15 academic year, including for the wider Hampshire passes if you are travelling from outside the city.
If you’re a full-time student and classed as independent, or your family is on a low income, you may be entitled to a student bursary which will make your bus ticket cheaper. Speak to student services at your college if you think you may be entitled to a bursary.

Southampton 2014/15Number of Days Bluestar & Uni Link PassFirst Pass

Standard Price

Student PriceStandard PriceStudent Price
Autumn term74 £146£90£180£100
Spring term59 £107£85£135£100
Summer term62 £107£85£135£100

Bluestar buses also cover a wider area known as Southampton Plus. Please download the zone map (pdf) or see the Bluestar website for more details

Southampton Plus 2014/15

Number of Days Bluestar & Uni Link Pass

Standard Price

Student Price
Autumn term 74 £183 £130
Spring term59£137 £120
Summer term 62 £137 £120

Hampshire 2014/15 Number of DaysBluestar & Uni Link PassFirst Pass

Standard Price

Student Price

Standard Price

Student Price
Autumn term 74£255£165£251£150
Spring term 59£188£155£185£150
Summer term 62£188£155£185£150

The term dates for 2014/15 are:

Autumn Term: 2nd September to 19th December
Spring Term: 5th January to 2nd April
Summer Term: 20th April to 22nd July

Further information on travelling to college can be found at:

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Downloadable documents

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PDF document College Bus Pass Application Form 424 KB 1secs @ 2Mbps
Link to download Adobe Acrobat if required

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