Trainee plumber wins a year’s free bus travel

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MANY people are unhappy at the thought of stumping up extra cash for their bus journeys.

But Justin Jackman won’t have to worry about having money for public transport for a while after he won a year’s worth of free travel on First Hampshire & Dorset buses in a prize draw.

Justin, of Southsea, picked up his prize, worth £560, after he was selected as the winner of First Hampshire & Dorset’s WiFi competition.

The 34-year-old entered the draw after visiting one of five customer roadshows organised by First to highlight the changes being made to the bus timetables in Portsmouth, Gosport and Fareham.

As previously reported in The News, the firm also announced fares would go up from between 5p and 25p on December 30.

Justin, who is studying for an NVQ in plumbing in Portsmouth, said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to bits.

‘I don’t drive and I rely on the buses to get me around.’