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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.

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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