Bus fare prices will be going up across the county from this Sunday (April 12).
Stagecoach announced the 2.5 per cent increase earlier today (Wednesday) and said the price-rise was in response to rising staff costs and restrictions on public sector investments in buses.
A spokesman for the firm said: ”The changes mean that weekly unlimited local travel Stagecoach, which has the lowest bus fares of any major operator in the UK, will cost 1.83 a day in Northampton.
“The fares increase, which follows an annual review, is broadly in line with increasing staff costs resulting from growth in the economy.”
Steve Burd, Managing Director of Stagecoach Midlands, said: “Many sectors of the economy are facing rising costs and buses are no different. Prices are also being affected by the continued restrictions on public sector spending on buses.
“We have done our best to hold down prices for our customers. Stagecoach still has the lowest bus fares of any major bus operator in Britain and catching the bus is still significantly cheaper than commuting by car.
“We are continuing to use the money we get from fares to reinvest in greener buses, smart ticketing and other improvements to services, as well as our employees who deliver these vital bus service in our communities.”
More information is available at www.stagecoachbus.com/northants.