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New fares not quite so fair for some travellers...

July 11, 2014 9:57 PM

Under the old bus fare structure, almost all adult return tickets in the First Bus West of England area were priced below £7, in order to keep them below the £7 charged for the First Day South West ticket. However, the new "Fairer Fares For All" structure abolishes return tickets, meaning that almost all 2-way journeys in the West of England area outside of the Bristol zones where the adult single fare is £3.50 or more have increased in price, with many passengers facing big rises as their fares are effectively rounded-up to the £7 charged for the new First West of England Day ticket.

Also, many passengers making 2-way journeys in the First Bus West of England area where the adult single fare is less than £3.50 face big fare rises too, as they are forced to buy a more expensive combination of two single tickets.

First Bus West of England are being asked to bring back return tickets, with fares set at a reasonable level.

If you agree you can sign a petition at http://busreturns.epetitions.net/ and ask others to do so.

See also 'victory in campaign to get fairer fares for young people' story