Lothian raises fares

Lothian raises fares Lothian raises fares
Lothian Buses raises its fares next week, blaming reduced government funding and rising costs. A single fare goes up 10p to £1.40; a day ticket 30p to £3.50.

Ian Craig, the council-owned company’s managing director, says: “We endeavour to keep ticket prices as low as possible but this is an extremely challenging time for everyone. As with the majority of public transport providers, we have had to review our prices as a result of government funding cuts and rising operating costs.

“We appreciate that our customers are experiencing their own financial challenges and we have endeavoured to keep the increases to a minimum. Even with these fare increases, we remain one of the most cost-effective and value-for-money operators not just in Scotland but UK-wide.”