Subsidised bus fares to rise

Cost of bus travel is going up in Lancashire
Cost of bus travel is going up in Lancashire
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Fares on bus routes subsidised by Lancashire County Council will go up from Sunday August 3 following an annual review of ticket prices.

Lancashire County Council provides around 100 local bus service contracts throughout the county.

These are a mixture of subsidised daytime rural and urban services, together with evening and weekend services which complement the overall commercial bus network.

In line with inflation, fares will rise on average by 1.7 per cent with most single fares increasing by 5p for journeys costing below £4, or 10p for journeys costing above £4.

Weekly ticket prices will stay the same as they are now.

A number of fares which operate alongside commercial routes will be revised to match, as fares on subsidised services must not be lower than those offered commercially.