Good news on fares for regular bus users in Yorkshire
Arriva Yorkshire will be revising fares from the 19 January 2014 with some fares rising but many fares either reduced or frozen.
Where fares do rise it will be 5p or 10p and the average rise is limited to no more than inflation.
The range of fares initiatives includes new multi-journey tickets for Wakefield, Leeds and Bradford. These new “urban” tickets in Leeds and Bradford will cost £4 daily and £14 weekly. The “urban” weekly tickets in Wakefield will also cost £14. When buying these new tickets some passengers will see savings of up to 20% on their weekly travel. Click here for more details on the new urban tickets.
The local bus company’s 10% discount offer on all 4 weekly tickets purchased online is still available, so the 4 weekly covering West Yorkshire can be purchased for just £61.20, instead of the new £68.00 price; customers can buy them online here or via the Arriva Mobile Ticketing App.
Arriva Yorkshire regional managing director, Nigel Featham, says the bus company has applied the minimum increase possible for the coming year: “Arriva buses offer a great way to get around Yorkshire and we are keen to ensure we offer good value for money, especially for regular passengers who depend on the bus. By capping any increase to the rate of inflation, we want to keep fares competitive and ensure travelling by bus remains attractive to passengers, for work, for family, for leisure.’
Referring to the new reduced fares in Wakefield, Leeds and Bradford, Nigel Featham said, “The fare reductions are great news; it’s rare in this day and age for fares to come down but where circumstances allow it’s right that we help to make a positive difference to everyday living costs.”