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Preston Bus lifting the price of adult and child fares

Posted on - 17th August, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News, Transport
A Preston Bus service heading out of the city centre Pic: Ian Simpson
A Preston Bus service heading out of the city centre Pic: Ian Simpson

The cost of catching a Preston Bus service is set to rise from the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Most of the standard adult fares and child fares are going up by 10p.

Day, week and monthly passes are all increasing too and a family ticket will also cost more.

Preston Bus also says its child EasiDay ticket, costing £3, is to become standard and be introduced from Monday 3 September.

The following bus fare changes are being made from Sunday 26 August:

Adult single fares rise to £1.80 or £2.00 depending on the journey, an increase of 10p. The minimum adult fare is unchanged at £1.50.

For children the flat fare will be £1.40, a rise of 10p.

For day passes the price for an adult rises to £4.00 (from £3.90) and for a child the new ticket is £3.

A weekly pass for an adult is £13, up from £12.50 and for a child it is £10.50 up from £10.

A monthly pass for an adult is £45, up from £44, and for a child it is £35, up from £34.

For an adult day return ticket, this is unchanged at £3.70.

A family day pass is increasing from £5.70 to £6.

Read more: Preston Bus to cut back its Number 14 service

Blog Preston has approached Preston Bus for a comment about why the fares are increasing, but received no response by time of publication.

The bus firm, which is owned and operated by Rotala, announced wide-ranging changes to its timetables from September with a number of routes seeing a shortening to where they run.

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