Stagecoach has announced an increase in bus fares by an average 2.5 per cent.
The travel provider blamed increasing staff costs caused by a growth in the economy after its annual review of fares.
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.”
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