Tuesday, March 24, 2009
RISING COST OF TRAVEL
Bus fares on the Hornsby service between Brigg and Scunthorpe have increased by 20p on a single journey, which now costs £2.40p (subsidised).
Competitors Stagecoach had already raised their prices, making a typical return trip from the steel town to Brigg £2.50p (unsubsidised).
In a green move, North Lincolnshire Council chips in to subsidise certain buses on this route, helping to encourage use of public transport, which is to be applauded.
Unfortunately, only two people got on and paid their £2.40p on the 7am Hornsby service from Cary Lane to Scunthorpe today.
Fares on other bus routes from Brigg have also risen.