The latest winner of a year’s free travel thanks to SPT’s ZoneCard survey prize draw is Michael Potts from Kirkintilloch.
Mike commutes during the week to his job at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and travels into Glasgow to shop and socialise in the evenings or at weekends.
“Sometimes I cycle to work but most days I get the bus or walk to the train station, get the train to Queen Street, then the Subway. Some days I get the bus from Govan to work but mostly I get off at Hillhead or Kelvinbridge and run to/from work.
“The ZoneCard gives me the flexibility to vary my route depending how I feel. It also means I can jump on any bus from Govan to work and I’m not tied to a particular route or bus number. I don’t have to worry about buying tickets anywhere as it’s already sorted. I’ve tried to commute via individual tickets before but it’s a faff as I have to wait for a particular bus. With a ZoneCard I can get any bus that turns up. The fact it’s all on one ticket for bus / train/Subway is really convenient and there are no peak/off-peak issues.
“The year’s free travel is a fantastic saving for me – £140 a month! That’s going towards a holiday for me and my partner and an electronic drum kit I can play through headphones so my neighbours will still love me!
“I didn’t even know there was a draw for an annual ticket. I never win anything on the lottery and no one is ever ‘knocking at my door or ringing the bell’ so this was a really welcome surprise. A huge thank you to ZoneCard – I’m beaming!”
Twice a year, in spring and autumn, SPT offers ZoneCard holders the chance to complete a week-long travel diary detailing all the journeys they make with their ZoneCard. From Autumn 2019, all ZoneCard diaries will be completed online for the first time, and all customers with a ZoneCard valid at the time will be eligible to take part. Customers can visit spt.co.uk/zonecard to find out more.
Everyone who completes the survey gets a £7.50 voucher which can be redeemed against their next ZoneCard purchase.
Mike was presented with his prize by Subway senior operations officer Brian Quinn.
The ZoneCard is an operator owned, SPT administered, multi-modal ticket offering unlimited travel throughout Strathclyde by bus, rail, Subway and ferry from just £20.30. An estimated 10 million trips are made using the card each year. The ZoneCard survey prize draw runs twice-a-year and is a fantastic opportunity to win a year’s free travel just by filling in a week-long diary. Keep a look out for details.
Pic: Subway senior operations officer Brian Quinn with Zonecard winner Mike Potts