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Bolton Bus Fixers

Bolton Bus Fixers

Name: Bolton Bus Fixers
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Bolton
Campaign: To campaign to lower bus fares for young people in Bolton

Bus prices in Bolton are a hot topic for young people in the local area as they feel the fares are too high.


Those our age rely heavily upon public transport for travelling to college, getting to job interviews or for going out with friends.


But with the prices regularly changing and increasing, there is a risk of cutting off young people, who generally don’t have that much money to spend and can’t afford expensive fares.


As a group, we've come up with recommendations for transport companies to improve their services for this age range.


These recommendations include suggestions for lower fares and introducing specific bus passes for young people.


We feel that high bus fares act as a barrier for many our age, and hope transport companies will work together with us to create a better solution, because bus travel is a vital service in our lives.

Here is a list of Fixers involved with this Fix:


Anna Stokes David Lythgoe
Ebony Cropper Emily Raby
Gemma Bolton Harry Bennett
Nikita Rana Ryan Bibby
Ryan Wallwork  

Bolton Youth Council

We are all members of the Bolton Youth Council, who is backing our Fixers campaign.


Thank you to Lena Grant, our youth worker, for supporting us throughout this project.


We also would like to thank Aaliya Iqbal and Erin Muszankyj, members of the Bolton Youth Council who have helped with our Fix.


December 2014
News of our campaign appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. Click here to read the article.   

October 2014

We had a meeting with the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee and offered them a presentation about the changes we hope to see. 


The Committee praised our campaign as being well prepared, detailed and high level and have subsequently passed on our requests.


We hope to see progress soon.


You can also get involved and voice your opinion on this campaign by using the hashtag #Price2Change on Twitter or Facebook! 


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