Anger over 14 per cent bus fare rise

PASSENGER transport bosses have slammed bus firm First for "unjustified" fare hikes of up to 14 per cent - but passengers were warned that cheap fares by rival firm Stagecoach will not last.

Mick Jameson, chairman of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority, which co-ordinates public transport across the county, called on First to maintain a balance between making a profit and the needs of its customers.

He spoke after price increases by the firm, which operates in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster, came into force.


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