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Bus fares in and around Preston to increase from July

Posted on - 19th June, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Transport
Passengers on a night bus in Preston, evening fares could increase on subsidised services

Passengers on a night bus in Preston, evening fares could increase on subsidised services

Bus passengers in Preston are set to feel a pinch when fares rise in early July.

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Lancashire County Council, which provides 103 local bus services across the county, announced new fares will come in from Saturday 7 July.

Those living on the outskirts of the city who have subsidised rural services are likely to see the highest rises.

The county council states: “The 1985 Transport Act states that fares on subsidised services should not be lower than those fares offered commercially.

“Fares charged on those bus services which directly operate alongside commercial routes, for example those services that are provided commercially during the day and are subsidised in the evening or where they overlap commercial routes, will be revised to match exactly the Adult Single fares charged on commercial bus services.”

Bus services not linked to commercial bus service fares will go up by 3.3% in line with the Retail Prices Index which is used as a measure for inflation.

Do you use the bus? How much do you pay at the moment? Let us know in the comments below

Image credit to Bernie Blackburn

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