FIRST Bus have announced their new fare prices ahead of the changes coming into effect next month.
While all child tickets and First Unlimited tickets are frozen, many single tickets will see fare increases.
In addition, the price differences between app purchases and ‘on-bus’ tickets remian, with those choosing to pay cash at the beginning of their journey being charged more for most tickets.
Day tickets on First Bus vehicles now cost £4.40 for mTickets and £4.60 on-bus, both up 10p on the previous structure.
hose purchasing weekly tickets for First Bus will now be charged £17.50 and £16.50 for on-bus tickets and mTickets respectively, while those buying at pay points will be also be charged more than app users
Those purchasing weekly tickets for First Bus will now be charged £17.50 and £16.50 for on-bus tickets and mTickets respectively, while those buying at pay points will be also be charged more than app users.
First four-week tickets have gone up by £4 as well for app users, now costing £52. This is cheaper than those buying via pay-point, with prices now £54.
However, a new student and under-19 day ticket has been introduced at a cost of £4 but will only be available to app users.
Graeme Macfarlan, commercial director of the company, said: “These changes are essential to allow us to continue to operate a reliable bus service for our customers.
“We have worked hard to keep any increases to a minimum and continue to offer customers the best value fares via our mTickets App and we are pleased to introduce new mTicket options.
“Our focus on encouraging more customers to purchase mTickets will continue, as this helps improve journey times and punctuality, which are all factors that we know are vital to customers.”
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