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Gedling borough buses: NCT announces fare increases across all services amid rising operating costs


Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has announced that fares will increase across the county later this month.

NCT said new bus fares will be introduced from Sunday, May 28 2023, as they ‘continue to face significant increases in its costs, which has resulted in an operational loss in the last financial year’.

The average bus fare will rise by 9.6%, which they said was below the current inflation rate of 10.1%. 

David Astill, NCT’s Managing Director said, “We’ve all had to contend with the cost of living situation which is affecting businesses, just as much as it is households. The government has been very understanding and has provided financial support since the lockdown of 2020. But even with that support, Nottingham City Transport has made a loss and that clearly isn’t sustainable going forward”. 

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New prices for core tickets in the Nottingham City Zone, which apply to all payment methods, will be:

Outer Zone fares on South Notts 1, Pathfinder 26 and Sky Blue 46, 47 will increase by up to 40p on single tickets and 70p on Day Return tickets, although those fares which are above the government funded promotional £2.00 fare, do not take effect until 1st July 2023. Easyrider Purse fares will no longer be discounted and fares paid for using Easyrider Purse will be charged at the same price as on-bus cash and contactless fares.

There will be new Easyrider Everyday and Anyday prices (including on equivalent passes on the NCTX Buses app). Lowdham and Burton Joyce will move from the City Zone to the Outer Zone, with the boundary brought in line with other tickets on Pathfinder 26 at Linden Grove/Carlton-le-Willows Academy.

New prices are:

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