Child fares are going up on First York buses.
The company says they are the first price increases for children and young people for three years and it is “not immune from the impact of inflation”.
A single trip for a child goes up from £1.20 to £1.40 for a short trip, otherwise £1.50.
First York child fare changes 30 July 2023
|Ticket||Current price||New price/change|
|First Single Trip 16-18||£1.50||£1.40 (short trip) available on bus only|
|£1.75 available on bus and First Bus App|
|FirstDay 16-18 (after 6pm)||£3.00||No longer available to purchase|
|First Single Trip Child||£1.20||£1.40 (short trip) available on bus only|
|£1.50 available on bus and First Bus App|
Source: First York
Child day, week and month passes all go up too – the month pass increases from £20 to £30.
Prices are also rising on tickets for 16-18 year olds. A weekly pass rises from £12 to £15.
You can see the full fare changes in the table above, or on the First York website.
Kayleigh Ingham, commercial director of First Bus for North and West Yorkshire, said: “It is more than three years since we last altered the fares for our younger customers.
“We have managed to hold the same prices for a very long period but our business is not immune from the impact of inflation and rising business costs.”
She added: “We have carefully assessed how we can limit price increases for customers within the current economic environment.
“For example, the increases to single fares remain below the overall impact of inflation since 2019 and the average cost per trip of making multiple journeys remains low.”
The York All Day Family ticket is being reduced to £5.50 for six weeks from Saturday 22nd July until Sunday 3rd September.
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