Rising fuel costs force up bus fares

STAGECOACH has increased its bus fares as a result of rising costs.

Adult fares on many journeys across Rotherham have gone up by 10p, just days after child fares went up from 40p to 50p.

Stagecoach says the increases are the result of an increase of more than £1.3m on its fuel bill -- the company uses nearly 13m litres of diesel a year.

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The Dearne Valley daily and weekly saver tickets stay at the existing prices of £3.70 and £10.50, while most lower-value single tickets remain unchanged.

But many adult fares single and return fares across all routes in Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster have risen by 10p and the adult Explorer, which allows travel on Stagecoach services in south and west Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Gainsborough and on

Sheffield Supertram, has gone up from £5 to £5.20.

Virtually all Stagecoach bus fares in Sheffield remain the same.

For further information, visit www.stagecoachbus.com.