Bus fares increase from this weekend

By Michael Upton | 27/03/2017

Bus fares increase from this weekend

A BUS company has announced fare rises of up to 20p from this weekend.

Stagecoach said the prices of using most buses and tram services in South Yorkshire would be raised by 10p or 20p from Sunday “to reflect rising costs”.

Some megarider fares across South Yorkshire will also change. 

Among those tickets affected is Dearne Valley dayrider ticket, which will be £4 with the seven-day megarider priced at £13.

Stagecoach Yorkshire managing director Matt Davies, said: “This is the first increase for most of our fares for two years, and our ticket prices are still much cheaper than many other UK cities.”

Stagecoach will also introduce a 50p charge for new Smartcards in a bid to encourage passengers to register and re-use their cards rather than throw them away. 

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