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Cornish Bus Fares to Increase

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:02am 16th December 2013 (Updated 5:09pm 16th December 2013)

It is going to get more expensive to catch the bus in Cornwall.

From January First is putting up fares.

It will mean the cheapest single goes from 90p to £2.

The company says running the business is getting more expensive and insists some passengers will wind up paying less.

A spokesperson for First said: "We've taken the decision to overhaul all our fares, to provide a much simpler set of fares that can be easily understood and communicated to customers. It means there will be fewer fares for single and return journeys, and there will be a new range of tickets for people who travel regularly.

"Our existing tickets havent been reviewed for many, many years.

"We want to have a range of easy to understand tickets. Tickets that are easy to choose between and are attractive and simple enough to appeal to visitors as well as local residents."

One passenger who uses the bus to get into work in Truro said: "I will probably come in a little bit earlier and get the early parking. It will be the same as catching the bus and I will have the convenience of the car. I know I will have to put petrol in - but I don't think I will carry on catching the bus."


Tickets and fares will be changing in Cornwall from Sunday January 5 2014. The price changes are the first to be introduced in Cornwall for several years and will simplify the range of available fares and tickets for regular and casual travellers.

The changes will include:
· Extending the age range of child tickets to 5-16 years
· Making child tickets half the price of adult tickets
· Improving the discount return fares offer over buying two single tickets. Return fares will now be one and a half times the single fare.
·Changing the conditions of return fares. Return tickets will now be valid for up to five days from the date the ticket is purchased.
·Increasing the range of family tickets to offer one, two, three and seven days, all which are based on the price of two adults, meaning children go free.
·Still making available the concession pre-9.30am, post 11pm ticket.
·Removing charges for dogs

Commenting on the changes, Alex Carter, Director of First South West, says: “The way the current fares and tickets are structured makes it difficult for some of our customers to select the right tickets they need for their journeys.

“These changes will make it much simpler for them to understand which ticket they need to buy. On top of that, we will be introducing a new range of tickets for customers who travel regularly with us.”

Alex Carter adds: “Because of Cornwall’s peak holiday times, we are making the tickets attractive and easy enough to appeal to visitors to the region as well as local people.”

You can find the list of fare changes here...

Current single fare 90p - £2.00
New single fare £2.00
New return fare £3.00

Current single fare £2.05 - £2.95
New single fare £3.00
New return fare £4.50

Current single fare £3.00 - £4.20
New single fare £4.00
New return fare £6.00

Current single fare £4.20 - £6.95
New single fare £5.00
New return fare £7.50

Multi use tickets

Cornwall 1 day: Adult £10.00, Child £5.00, Family £20.00
Cornwall 2 day: Adult £15.00, Child £7.50, Family £30.00
Cornwall 3 day: Adult £20.00, Child £10.00, Family £40.00
Cornwall 7 day: Adult £25.00, Child £12.50, Family £50.00
Cornwall Month: Adult £100.00, Child £50.00, Family n/a

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