STUDENT tickets for travel around the city must now be checked for any changes introduced by a bus company.
Apprentices and students must complete an in-app process before activating student tickets purchased through the Brighton and Hove Buses mobile app.
The new verified tickets were launched today, but unverified tickets will continue to be offered until September 30th.
The process is designed to ensure that only those who are eligible for student tickets use them.
A spokesman for the company said: “It’s really important that we ensure that only those who are eligible for the rebates take advantage of them.
“In this way we protect students and trainees from having to pay more in the future, which is important to us.”
Students must upload a selfie or photo of themselves after purchasing a ticket, along with proof that they are a student or trainee.
The verification is expected to take approximately 24 hours but may take longer during busy times.
The process only needs to be done once, students can purchase tickets without re-verification up to the expiry date of their ID card.
Student ID cards and other documents accepted by the app include a Brighton MET ID card or Brighton MET enrollment letter with photo ID, Chichester College Registration letter with college ID, ISIC card, University of Brighton ID or a Student confirmation letter addressed to the University of Brighton with photo ID, a University of Sussex ID card or letter of registration to the University of Sussex with photo ID and a Varndean ID card or letter of registration to Varndean with photo ID.
The company had previously asked those using student tickets to carry proof of their status with them when traveling.
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