Cost of unlimited bus travel in city set to rise - The Worcester Observer

Cost of unlimited bus travel in city set to rise

Worcester Editorial 29th Aug, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

THE PRICE of a ticket for unlimited travel on buses in Worcester is set to rise from the start of next week.

Daily City Connecta prices are set to rise from £4 to £4.30 while weekly tickets will go up by 80 pence to £13.80 from Monday (September 1).

The cost of a daily County Connecta ticket, which allows unlimited travel on any bus service throughout Worcestershire, is also set to go up from £6.50 to £6.90 while a weekly ticket will now cost £22.80 – a rise of £1.30.

Coun John Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: “The prices have been reviewed both as a result of changes to commercial operators fare structures and the outcome of the recent public consultation into subsidised local bus services where the majority of responses indicated that a modest increase in fares could be considered in order to reduce the impact of any potential reductions in service.

“The Connecta still represents good value for money for those people who use more than one bus operator in their journeys.

“People who only use the services of one operator will still find it cheaper to buy that operator’s own daily or weekly ticket.”

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