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UNO Discounts for Students.... I think not!
UNO Bus Company
Author Name: 2nd Year UH Student
UNO Bus Company
Advantages: The 614 from North London to the Forum Hertfordshire is very quick (15 mins), with very few stops.
Disadvantages: Time-keeping can be improved and clearer information of fares should be provided.
I'm currently a 2nd year student of the University of Hertfordshire traveling from Barnet The Spires Shopping Centre on the 614 bus. I recently started taking this route from my North London home. I previously used the Enfield route, 610 bus.
A friend recommended I use the 614 because it was less of a commute. I continued to pay the £4 charge for "Student Day Pass" like I did for the 610 bus route. That all changed one day when I forgot my student ID (which must be shown to the driver to get the student discount pass). So instead of asking for the 'student day pass' I asked for a 'return to the forum' (my Uni destination). I was amazed to find out that it only cost me £3.90. So much for a student discount UNO!
It seemed that I was better off not being a student when buying my ticket. The experiment started. So I then started asking for a 'return to the forum' ticket whilst showing my Student ID. Still charged £4! I did explain to the driver(s) on a few occasions that I didn't ask for a 'student day pass' but a 'return to the forum'. Some of them didn't seem to know about the £3.90 ticket. So now I just ask for a £3.90 'return to the forum' ticket (Adult ticket). Now at the end of the week I can treat myself to a sugar-ring donut!
Back to business now.....Surely this can't be right UNO? I thought you were mean't to be helping out students? What's really going on with your fares? And why aren't your drivers to trying to help students by offering them the cheaper option (£3.90 ticket) when students ask for a 'return to the forum' ticket? Is this some sort of ploy to make more money???
Summary: What's the deal with your prices? Students are charged more on fares compared to adults!!
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