From this September, it will be even easier to travel to and from Bury College as Greater Manchester launches a free bus travel card for all 16-18 year olds.

Bury College is delighted that many of its younger students will be entitled to an ‘Our Pass’ travel card, giving them the freedom to travel across Greater Manchester free of charge, at any time.

The scheme, piloted from September by the Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham and the Combined Authority (GMCA), makes it easier for local 16-18 year olds to get in and out of College and to expand their horizons.

For those students who may not have access to a direct bus route, Bury College will be continuing to offer its free return coach service for students travelling to and from Bolton, Littleborough, Rawtenstall and Moston. Students who are not eligible for the Our Pass can also apply for financial support to help them with their travel expenses.

Charlie Deane, Bury College Principal and Chief Executive said, “We are delighted about the introduction of the Our Pass initiative and believe that it will provide great opportunities for young people living within Greater Manchester.”

Free bus travel is a key part of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s strategic commitment to opening up opportunities in the city region to young people. Our Pass is aimed at helping young people access education, employment, training and socialising. As well as free bus travel, Our Pass will also offer discounted access to events, free products and initiatives which aims to support young people to look at careers and work opportunities.