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Bus fares to increase

Government has announced that bus fares are to be increased as of April 1.

The increases are applicable to non-exempt passengers travelling via Government buses and ferry's across the Island.

An adult three-zone bus and ferry fare, currently $3 in cash, will increase to $3.50. Three zone tokens currently costing $2.50 will increase to $2.75. A booklet of three-zone tickets will increase from $20 to $25.

An adult one-day pass will increase from $15 to $19; a two-day pass from $25 to $31.50; a three-day pass from $35 to $44; a four-day pass from $44 to $48.50, and a seven-day pass from $56 to $62.

A spokeswoman for Transport Department said: “These passes are primarily used by our visitors providing multiple options between bus and ferry schedules.”

The 14 zone adult bus fare or West End to East End ferry is currently $4.50 in cash. This fare will increase to $5. For a child, it will increase from $2.50 to $2.75, while a $30 book of 15 tickets covering 14 zones will go from $30 to $37.50. Taking a motor cycle on a ferry, which costs $4, will rise to $4.50.

A one month transportation pass is currently $55 and will increase to $69.00 for unlimited interconnectivity between buses and ferries.

All students will be required to show their bus pass in order to ride the bus for free or pay full fare if they do not have their pass.

Price hike: Bus fares have been increased. (Photo by Akil Simmons)

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Published March 30, 2015 at 9:00 am (Updated March 30, 2015 at 9:43 am)

Bus fares to increase

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