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Bus fare changes announced for services in Greater Manchester

16 Mar 2015

Stagecoach Manchester has today confirmed that it will be revising ticket prices from Sunday 29th March. These changes will include increases on some ticket prices, while other fares remain unchanged, including those for single journeys. 

Tickets which will increase in price are the Stagecoach adult Dayrider, Group Dayrider, Megarider seven day, 28 day and Xtra tickets, the Easyrider with Igo fares the Quays day and seven day tickets.

Prices on all single journeys will be frozen. In addition, there will be no changes to child Dayrider tickets, Magic bus tickets, and Middleton and Wigan network tickets, as well as night bus fares and fares for dogs.

The £1 single fare on Magic bus services and sections of the service 32, X34, 38 and 50 routes will also remain unchanged along with the £10 Megarider weekly ticket, available on the service 38.

Managing director of Stagecoach Manchester, Christopher Bowles commented: “We are very conscious of the impact of any price rise on households and work hard to keep changes to a minimum, while continuing to provide excellent services for local people. We have done our best to hold down prices for our customers, however like many sectors of the economy we are facing rising costs.

“Stagecoach Manchester is continuing to use the money from fares to reinvest in greener buses, smart ticketing and other improvements to services.  Bus travel represents good value for money and we are proud to remain one of the cheapest bus operators in the region. Weekly bus travel in Greater Manchester on Stagecoach services remains at less than £1.79 per day.”