First Bus Passes – New for 2019/20

Available to purchase from 15th August 2019

If you are planning to study on a full time course at the College from September 2019 then you will be eligible to buy a discounted student bus pass from the First Group mTicket App (mobile phone bus pass). This is an online student pass and prices have been negotiated for Fareham College students which allow you to travel at a much cheaper cost than if you were to buy your ticket daily on the bus.

First Group are planning to withdraw the use of plastic bus passes on their buses as these are open to fraud and easily lost; By using the First Group mTicket App you will be able to buy and load your bus pass to your mobile phone which means that you cannot lose your pass and also that nobody else can use it. If your phone is lost or you change it for a new one then you’ll just to need to download the App again to your new phone, log in to your account and the mTicket you have bought will be reloaded. You do not need an internet connection to use your ticket, you will only need data when you first buy your mTicket and you’ll be able to do so using the free WiFi at College if you do not have a data allowance on your mobile phone.

Prices

Fareham College has negotiated the following prices for students using First Buses to travel from September 2019:

 

TYPE OF PASS DESCRIPTION Valid From Expiry Date Cost
Annual First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire between the valid from and to dates 02/09/2019 03/07/2020 £430.00
Term 1 First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire for Autumn term between the valid from and to dates 02/09/2019 04/01/2020 £175.00
Term 2 First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire for Spring term between the valid from and to dates 05/01/2020 17/04/2020 £175.00
Term 3 First Bus Pass unlimited use on all First buses in Hampshire for Summer term between the valid from and to dates 18/04/2020 03/07/2020 £175.00

What’s Next?

Please follow these steps to purchase and download and purchase your bus pass:

  1. Download the First Bus mTicket App to your phone, you can find it in the App Store (iphones) or via Google Play (Android phones), or via the First bus website
  2. Select your area e.g. Portsmouth/Fareham/Gosport
  3. Register on the App in the student’s name
  4. Select the mTickets tab and then ‘Student mTickets’ from the menu
  5. Choose the Fareham College Bus Pass option you prefer
  6. Add to basket
  7. Make your payment, there are options to pay by PayPal, Debit/Credit Card, or Apple/Google pay
  8. Complete your purchase
  9. Activate your Bus pass mTicket on the date it is valid from and show it to the bus driver when you board the bus.

If you have any questions, or you find that your mTicket does not work, please contact the First Bus mTicket helpline on 03300 947 577 or email: mticket-support@firstgroup.com

For further information and any other question, you have about buying or using mTickets please visit the mTickets section of the First bus website – you can access it by clicking this link:

https://www.firstgroup.com/portsmouth-fareham-gosport/tickets/ticket-types/mtickets

Stagecoach Bus Passes

Available to purchase now | Valid from 02/09/2019

Stagecoach bus passes are available to purchase through the College and prices have been negotiated for Fareham College students which allow you to travel at a much cheaper cost than if you were to buy your ticket daily on the bus.

 

TYPE OF PASS DESCRIPTION Valid From Expiry Date Cost
Annual Stagecoach Bus Pass

(Student Goldrider)

This pass can be used on any bus service operated by Stagecoach in the South and South East. Covers the 69 bus route which runs from Winchester to Fareham through Bishops Waltham, Waltham Chase, Swanmore and parts of Wickham 02/09/2019 31/08/2020 £550.00

 

How to pay:

  • By Credit/Debit Card – Please contact the Enrolments team by phone on 01329 815170 to make your payment
  • By cheque – Please make cheques payable to ‘Fareham College’ and send to Student Support at Fareham College. If paying by cheque, please enclose a note clearly stating the student’s name.
  • By Wisepay – please access Wisepay via the College website and follow the online instructions to make payment

What’s Next?

The College will order your bus pass from the Stagecoach bus company towards the end of the Summer – you will need to make payment by no later than 9th August 2019 to ensure that your bus pass is ordered in time for the new academic year.

The College does accept payments after this date but does not guarantee that your pass will be available for the start of term as passes can take up to three weeks to process during this time of year, so please be prepared to pay your bus fare until your pass arrives if you have made late payment.

For further information about Stagecoach bus services and to access timetables please visit the Stagecoach website:  https://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables

Fareham College Bus Service

Whiteley – Bishopsfield Road – CEMAST – CETC

The College runs a bespoke bus timetable from Whiteley through Park Gate, Locks Heath/Titchfield, Fareham (including Fareham Train Station and Fareham College) and travels past Fort Brockhurst to the CEMAST/CETC sites.

The College also runs a Shuttle minibus service from the CEMAST/CETC site in the afternoons to transport students with early finish times to Fareham Train Station and Fareham Bishopsfield Road Campus.

We are currently finalising details of bus service times with the First Bus company, as soon as the timetable is available it will be published on the College website.

Please note that students who are planning to board the College bus service at Fareham Train Station or Fareham College Bishopsfield Road Campus to travel to CEMAST/CETC will not need to purchase a bus pass, students will be able to access the bus service with their College ID card.  For all other stops prior to this on the bus route a First Bus mTicket will be required to board the bus.

VIEW BUS ROUTES

Financial Support for Bus passes

If you are in receipt of low household income and will have difficulty paying for a bus pass you can also apply for additional funding which may mean that we can help towards the cost of a bus pass.  If you are applying for Financial Support you must ensure that you complete a Financial Support Application and submit it to the College with evidence of your household income.

For further information and to download an application form please visit the Financial Support section of the College website by clicking here:

FINANCIAL SUPPORT