Stagecoach puts fares up

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BUS operator Stagecoach Yorkshire is putting up some of its fares from Sunday, June 26, blaming higher prices for fuel, insurance and parts.

For the first time since it was introduced five years ago the Sheffield student single is going up by 10p to 60p.

Stagecoach’s Sheffield dayrider for buses only, priced at £3 since 2008, is increasing to £3.20 while the child version is going up by 10p to £1.60.

The bus only Sheffield megarider, a weekly ticket, will increase from £10 to £10.50, its first rise in three years.

The company will also be bringing back the £3 dayrider ticket for its route 52 Woodhouse to City Centre to Crookes to Hillsborough.

It is also reintroducing the £3 dayrider on Sheffield routes 120 Halfway to Fulwood and 123 Crystal Peaks to Walkley and withdrawing adult returns on these routes.

Managing director Paul Lynch said: “After delaying increases for as long as possible, we have reluctantly reviewed these bus fares following a steep increase in costs.”