A STAGECOACH travel shop at Basingstoke bus station has opened on an additional day in a bid to help more people discover the benefits of public transport.

The shop, which is open on weekdays from 9.30am to 5.30pm, will now open on Saturday between 9am and 3pm, providing advice and the option to purchase a range of tickets.

Shelley Usher, operations manager for the bus company, said: “The bus station is a very busy hub for the travelling public, being part of the Festival Place shopping complex, and despite the shift towards online ticket purchasing, we find that many people still prefer the option of face-to-face contact, and being talked through the travel options available.”