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Borough passengers have say on latest NCT bus fare rises

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Bus passengers in Gedling borough have today reacted to the news that Nottingham City Transport are to raise bus ticket prices later this month for the first time in four years.

The new fares will be introduced from Sunday, March 25, with the cost of a single ticket being raised by 20p and all day ticket by 30p.

A one-way trip to town will now cost £2.20, and the cost of an all-day ticket will rise to £4.

Customers can avoid the full all-day-ticket price hike by paying via the NCTX Buses App or a Robin Hood Pay as You Go Card. The price for an all-day ticket will cost only £3.80 when purchased digitally or on bought with a Robin Hood Card.

We took to the streets of the borough to see what passengers thought of the latest price rises.

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Vera Begley often gets the bus from Arnold into town and says the service is still value for money, despite the price increase.

She said: “I find the buses clean and reliable and that comes at a cost. 20p is not too bad considering the service they offer. Let’s hope it continues.

Steve Baker from Bestwood wasn’t impressed by the news.

“This is the last thing I need,” he said.

“Everything is going up apart from my wages and now it’ll cost more to even get to my place of work. They should have absorbed any costs and not pass them off to the customer.

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Laura Ryan from Carlton likes the new gas buses and doesn’t mind paying for improved transport.

“Unlike on East Midlands Trains, you are seeing improvements on the buses for rising fares. The new gas buses with clear announcements and USB ports are great. The seats are comfy too. I don’t mind paying for things improving. The trains are a disgrace and never get better despite fares always going up. Some of their trains are 40 years old!”

Gary Woodcock from Gedling reacted angrily to the news.

He said: “The bus is always late. If we’re paying more then I hope they will improve punctuality on the 44 as it’s dismal. The drivers could do with smiling to.”

  • What do you think about the latest bus fare rise? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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