The Daytripper ticket which provided one-day travel for groups on different public transport modes across the SPT area is to be withdrawn for sale at the end of October, and all existing Daytripper tickets must be used by the end of December 2021.
Demand for this ticket has been declining steadily for some time, even before the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The ticket format of the Daytripper – a paper ticket with scratch panels – is not compatible with modern public transport technology including rail and Subway ticket gates, and bus ticket machines.
In addition, the introduction of free bus travel for everyone under the of 22 is planned by Transport Scotland from January 2022. This would see a further decline in demand for the Daytripper ticket which was specifically aimed at groups comprising of adults and children.
Therefore participating operators and SPT have concluded that the Daytripper should be withdrawn.
The last day of sales for the Daytripper ticket will be Friday 29 October 2021. All tickets must be used by Friday 31 December 2021.
If you have a Daytripper ticket which you are unable to use before the end of December, you can contact ZoneCard Sales > [email protected] for a refund. Please mark the subject of your email “Daytripper refund” and provide the following information:
o Your name
o Where and when you bought your Daytripper ticket
o A photo of your unused ticket
o A second photo of the ticket showing it cut into pieces so that we know the ticket will definitely not be used for travel
Any refund will be for the purchase price of the ticket. All refund requests should be submitted by 14 January 2022, and SPT will aim to process all refunds within 28 days.