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10:25am Monday 30th September 2013 in Letters
IT is good to see that bus fares in York are being amended, with many being reduced.
Can it be hoped that pensioner bus pass holders will now be exempt from the charge for “local” bus usage applied at Park & Ride sites?
R. Hutchinson, Sherwood Grove, York.
• In recent weeks, York residents cannot have failed to notice publicity about the changes to First bus services from the end of September. We are promised all kinds of improvements: single fares from £1, a half-hourly evening service (if you are lucky enough to live on the number 1 bus route) and reduced prices for weekly, monthly and annual passes.
However, it may come as a surprise to passengers that the standard return fare to the city centre (£3.50) has been abandoned. Now we are required to buy a First Day ticket at £3.70, even if we wish to go only to the city and back home again. Until yesterday, there were four different prices for single tickets. Under the new system, there will be nine. One can only imagine the delays this will cause, as passengers and drivers are sorting out change.
Broome Close, York.
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