Bus fare hike for children

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CHILDREN’S bus fares in South Yorkshire are to rise from 40p to 50p on Friday.

Transport bosses say the increase is the first time the concessionary fare has gone up in eight years.

Mick Jameson, chair of South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority, said: “The fare has been 40p for such a long time so we are keen to remind people it will be 50p from Friday – so children will have the right money in their pocket when they get on the bus.”

Mr Jameson added: “We are all under pressure to find savings as a result of the national financial situation and so reluctantly we have to bring in this fare change.”