Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation becomes first to sign up for new company travel discounts with Rosso buses

Date published: 09 November 2019

A local care organisation which employs over 2,500 people at Rochdale Infirmary and Fairfield General Hospital has become the first local company to sign up to a new discounted bus scheme.

Part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation has signed up to bus operator Rosso’s new ‘Commuter Club’ which offers employees a 10% discount.

The offer is being promoted across the North by parent company Transdev to encourage more people to make an environmentally-friendly choice for the journey to work.

Barry Waterhouse, Travel and Access Manager at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, said: “Like every major employer, it’s important for us to know we can get our teams into the workplace easily and having an amazing every 10 minutes bus service on our doorstep is such a great bonus for us.

“To be able to go a step further and get 10% off the cost of bus travel for all of our teams is a no-brainer so we’ve jumped at the opportunity.

“There’s a fantastic array of help on offer from Rosso to make this work for our teams and we’re taking advantage of the whole lot with bus times displayed at all our entrances, signage to the bus stop, timetable displays and real-time information linked through to our staff intranet. Commuter Club will make a huge difference to our teams and our environmental footprint too.”

Rosso Operations Manager, Tony Fiocca said: “We already work with several larger employers to provide dedicated bus services and discount travel – now, we want to go an important step further and offer the many benefits of bus travel to companies right across Rossendale and Greater Manchester.

“As soon as an employer is signed up, everyone in their team will be able to get 10 per cent off travel on all our buses across Yorkshire and Lancashire.

“We’ll also bring our tailor-made display of information on our bus routes and Commuter Club discounts direct to the office, factory or store, to show how we can make travel to and from work easier and cheaper as well as better for the environment.”

If you’re an employer looking to sign up, or a commuter who wants to benefit from savings on travel, please email the Commuter Club:

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