Bus and ferry fares to rise by nearly 25%

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A planned increase in the cost of travelling on public transport has stepped up a gear, with the tabling of two Bills in the House of Assembly.

The Omnibus and Ferry Services Fares Amendment Regulations raise some bus and ferry fares by around 25 percent.

A one-day adult pass currently costing $12 for all zones will go up to $15, while a weekly pass will cost $56 from $45 previously.

And bus passengers paying cash will soon have to pay $4.50 for a 14-zone journey, an increase of 50 cents.

The cost of other multi-day passes will also increase under the amendments, but Government says it hopes the hikes — the first since 2004, will have little impact on residents.

The cost of monthly and quarterly passes — which are purchased mainly by residents rather than visitors — is to remain the same at $55 and $135 respectively.

Government hopes the increases will boost its revenue by an additional $2 million this year.

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Published Mar 14, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 12:29 am)

Bus and ferry fares to rise by nearly 25%

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