School Bus Fares Increase - September 2018

I write to inform you that, from Monday 3 September 2018, there will be an inflation-linked fares increase on school bus services contracted by the Combined Authority, including Mybus (yellow bus) services.

Fares on Mybus services have not increased since September 2015 and are currently lower than fares on other contracted school bus services.

The increase will close the gap between the fares on the two types of contracted school bus services and bring school bus fares closer into line with fares charged on the public transport network.

On the majority of services, a flat single fare is charged (regardless of distance travelled). From 3 September, the changes will be as follows

Service Type Current Fare Fare from 03/09/18
Secondary School Mybus £1.10 £1.25
Secondary School Non-Mybus £1.20 £1.25
Mybus primary                                            70p (£5.50 weekly ticket for 10 journeys)                    80p (£6.00 weekly ticket for 10 journeys) 

 

On a small number of secondary school services, graduated fares are still charged (fare varies by distance travelled) and they currently vary between 70p and £1.50 per trip. With the exception of the £1.50 fare, these will increase by between 5p and 10p depending on the level of the current fare. The £1.50 fare will not increase.

Money-saving Myday (£2.60) and Under 19 weekly (£10) and monthly (£37) MCard tickets, which can be used on all West Yorkshire bus services, are also available on these services.

We will put this information on our website, wymetro.com/schools, and will be informing parents about this in the letter that accompanies their child’s pass. 

I hope that this information will be useful and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Debra Bagley | Contracts and Operations Team Leader
West Yorkshire Combined Authority | Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP)

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