operator raises fares across the Burnham-On-Sea area
fares have this week increased by up to 25 pence in the Burnham-On-Sea
area following the introduction of an annual price hike by transport
The firm said fares have risen to reflect a jump in its operating
costs, which includes fuel.
single and return tickets have gone up by between 5p and 25p but
some have been frozen. The cost of some season tickets will also
First's Marc Reddy, regional commercial and business growth director,
said: "We understand it that no one likes it when fares go
up and we have done everything we can to keep any increases to
the absolute minimum. We are also committed to only reviewing
fares once a year, the last time being a year ago."
"Fare reviews are necessary because they ensure that the
price of travel adequately reflects the amount it costs for us
to run the buses, while also ensuring that we make enough profit
to be able to be able to invest in our networks, staff and the
vehicles we operate."
"We believe that our season tickets continue to offer good
value for money, allowing customers to enjoy unlimited travel
within specific areas for relatively little."
"These products are ideal for those people who travel a lot
by bus and who wish to make the greatest saving on travel costs.
For instance it is possible for customers to enjoy unlimited travel
in Bath, Bridgwater or Taunton for the equivalent of just £1.91
a day, or across the whole region for just £3.10 a day."
"To help people enjoy the biggest savings on bus travel we
also give them the option to pay for annual bus tickets by direct
debit and similarly offer discounts for companies who wish to
sign up to our corporate travel club in order to access cheaper
travel options for their own employees."