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