Bus fares to increase on city service routes

thisisoxfordshire: Bus fares to increase on city service routes Bus fares to increase on city service routes

Fare increases of up to 20p have been announced by Oxford Bus Company for a number of city routes, as well as its London services.

The last rise came in 16 months ago.

The company said city single fares for adults and children would rise by 10p, adult returns by 20p and child returns by 10p.

Park-and-ride fares remained unchanged.

Adult singles and returns on the X90 service will both rise by £1.

The changes take effect from May 18.

For a full list, visit oxfordbus.co.uk/pricechanges

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9:37am Thu 8 May 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

Fuel prices have gone down, there is no excuse for these rises apart from pure greed. Bus fares in Oxford are getting too expensive, thats why more and more are using the car. We dont even have a choice now as stage coach will follow suit.
Fuel prices have gone down, there is no excuse for these rises apart from pure greed. Bus fares in Oxford are getting too expensive, thats why more and more are using the car. We dont even have a choice now as stage coach will follow suit. HomerSimpsonDoh
  • Score: 5

9:56am Thu 8 May 14

WitneyGreen says...

Stagecoach has already put its prices up on services outside the Smart Zone. It's now £6 return to Witney, when fuel prices have fallen and the service itself has shown no improvment. In the West Midlands, a journey of that length would be less than £4...
Stagecoach has already put its prices up on services outside the Smart Zone. It's now £6 return to Witney, when fuel prices have fallen and the service itself has shown no improvment. In the West Midlands, a journey of that length would be less than £4... WitneyGreen
  • Score: 4

10:29am Thu 8 May 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

HomerSimpsonDoh wrote:
Fuel prices have gone down, there is no excuse for these rises apart from pure greed. Bus fares in Oxford are getting too expensive, thats why more and more are using the car. We dont even have a choice now as stage coach will follow suit.
lets face it bus services in oxford are a cartel.
[quote][p][bold]HomerSimpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: Fuel prices have gone down, there is no excuse for these rises apart from pure greed. Bus fares in Oxford are getting too expensive, thats why more and more are using the car. We dont even have a choice now as stage coach will follow suit.[/p][/quote]lets face it bus services in oxford are a cartel. yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: 4

4:31pm Thu 8 May 14

King Joke says...

You are falling for the typical car driver's logic whereby the only cost you take into account is duet cost. Bus companies, as they are businesses, have to take real costs into account, not imaginary ones. Fuel is not the only overhead bus companies face, there is also insurance which is always going up, and the increasing costs of congestion which mean they have to put more buses on to maintain frequency, with no additional income. Then there are free pensioner travel, which somebody has to pay for!

At any rate, any fuel cost falls will have been offset by cuts to BSOG.

As a passenger I'd sooner see fare rises than service cuts.
You are falling for the typical car driver's logic whereby the only cost you take into account is duet cost. Bus companies, as they are businesses, have to take real costs into account, not imaginary ones. Fuel is not the only overhead bus companies face, there is also insurance which is always going up, and the increasing costs of congestion which mean they have to put more buses on to maintain frequency, with no additional income. Then there are free pensioner travel, which somebody has to pay for! At any rate, any fuel cost falls will have been offset by cuts to BSOG. As a passenger I'd sooner see fare rises than service cuts. King Joke
  • Score: 0

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