|Pressure on costs, says First West of England, has forced the bus operator to announce changes to some of its fares from Sunday 9th July.|
|While the price of a single ticket will remain at £2 for adults and £1 for children, student and young person discounts will now typically be up to 20%, compared to up to 25% previously. |
Other changes across the region include:In Bristol and Bath, the price of an adult 2-Trip ticket will increase by 30p to £3.80.
There are also changes to Day ticket prices and other fares in Bath, with an adult Day ticket increasing by 40p to £6.In Weston-super-Mare, the price of an adult 2-Trip ticket will increase by 20p to £3.40, and there will also be changes to other fares, including the adult Day ticket increasing by 30p to £3.60.
In the rest of the West of England area, a child 2-Trip ticket will increase by 20p to £2.
Rob Pymm, Commercial Director for First West of England, said: “Our £2 adult and £1 child single tickets remain frozen, and while our 2-Trip fares in Bristol and Bath are increasing, adults will still be paying 50p less than this time last year.“
Like businesses generally, we continue to face significant pressure on our costs, which means we are having to increase our fares to enable continued investment in improving services for our customers.“
In Bristol and Bath, we invested significantly in operating more buses in April, and we have seen improved punctuality as a result.
In Weston-super-Mare, our fares remain low compared to elsewhere in the region.“
We believe our fares represent good value for travelling sustainably at a time when fuel costs and the general cost of living remain high.”
A full list of the new fares can be found on the First Bus website.