From Saturday 20 December until Sunday 4 January children aged 11-16 who are travelling with a YOZone card will be able to purchase the reduced price ticket, which will enable them to travel all day on any York bus.
Alongside this new Smart YOZone cards are being sent to young people across the city who are already signed up to the scheme.
The new system will allow for quicker boarding and cut down on the occasional misuse of the cards. People will be able to use the cards as soon as they receive them and all buses will be able to accept them in Smart mode by early 2015.
For more information on travelling in and around York visit http://www.itravelyork.info/