Bus passengers in Cambridgeshire will continue to benefit from a £2 bus fare cap for a further three months. 

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that the cap on single journeys in England will be extended until June 30 following an investment of £155 million into the bus recovery grant.

The decision has been taken in light of the ongoing cost of living challenges faced by households across the country. 

Bus companies in Cambridgeshire originally signed up to capping the fares at a discounted price between January 1 and March 31 as part of a government initiative.

Grant Shapps MP, then Transport Secretary, announced that the government would provide up to £60 million to help bus operators, including Stagecoach, cap single bus fares at £2. 

The scheme is already showing early signs of increased bus use, with an independent survey of 1,000 people from the watchdog Transport Focus showing seven per cent of people saying they are using buses more. 

Bus operators that are continuing the £2 fare cap scheme will be confirmed in due course.

Additional details about the extension can be found online.