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Cheaper travel for jobseekers!

Reading Buses is proud to offer cheaper travel for those people who are out of work and actively seeking employment.

We have teamed up with the Jobcentre Plus to offer a concessionary card for reduced rate travel - jobseeker id.

If you are actively seeking employment and are signing on at the Jobcentre Plus, you are eligible for reduced rate travel through jobseeker id.
On your next visit to Jobcentre Plus, ask for a form and they will issue you with one that has the validation stamp on it, which you can then exchange at the bus shop in the Broad Street Mall for a card.

When you hand over your completed form, the staff in the Bus Shop will take your picture for the photo ID and then will produce your card there and then. Your jobseeker id will be valid for 1 month and is just a flash pass to show to the driver when asking for your ticket - it is not a smartcard. This enables you to purchase a single, return or day ticket on the bus at the jobseeker rate listed below.

   Single  Return  Day
 Adult  £2  day  £4
 Jobseeker ID  £1.50   day  £2.50

Please note that jobseeker id is only applicable to fares for single day journeys. If you require a weekly ticket, this must be bought at the full adult rate. 

Once your jobseeker id has expired, you will need to return to the Jobcentre and get a new form.

This card does not give discount on any other journeys other than listed above and does not give further discounts to any special offers. It does not guarantee travel over and above our normal terms of service.

Terms and conditions apply and this scheme is covered by the Reading Buses conditions of carriage.