Jobless get free bus travel in January

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Jobseekers will be able to get free journeys on Lincolnshire’s CallConnect service in January.

As part of an initiative organised by the national Greener Journeys campaign, people looking for work will be able to travel free of charge on any of the on-demand CallConnect buses anywhere in the county for the whole month.

Anita Ruffle, Lincolnshire County Council’s public transport strategy and development manager, said: “We know that travelling around huge, rural Lincolnshire can often bring challenges, which is why we have been running the hugely successful, on-demand CallConnect service for the past 11 years.

“We’re going to start 2013 off by joining the national campaign, helping the unemployed with free journeys – it may even take you to an interview anywhere in the county and help you land that job!

“Anyone who has been out of work for between three months and a year will qualify for the trips. All they need to do is present their Jobcentre Plus travel card.”

For more details about how you can book your journey with CallConnect, call 0845 234 3344; visit www.lincsinterconnect.com; or text CallConnect to 82727.