Sheffield Stagecoach bus fares rise

Stagecoach bus fare rise
Stagecoach bus fare rise

Bus fares on Stagecoach services in Sheffield are to increase by between 10p and 20p from next month.

The operator said the cost of ‘some’ of its single tickets would rise in the city after April 13, while other fares on the most popular routes have been frozen.

Sheffield Megarider bus and tram passes, lasting from between one day and a year, have been frozen in price.

Daily bus Megariders, which can be used on all Stagecoach bus services, will go up by 20p - although weekly, 13-week and annual tickets will be frozen.

Weekly Sheffield Megarider Plus tickets - which can be used on almost all buses and trams - will go up by 50p although the monthly, quarterly and annual versions will stay the same.

And weekly Megarider Gold tickets, which allow unlimited travel across South and West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, will also increase by 50p.

Paul Lynch, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “We know fare changes are frustrating for our passengers.

“However, we have done our best to keep fare changes to a minimum in the face of rising costs across a number of areas of our business.

“We are pleased to be able to freeze fares for our most frequent customers.

“We have worked hard to keep fares down for those who rely on the bus the most.”

Stagecoach highlighted research by Passenger Focus, which found 75 per cent of customers in South Yorkshire were either ‘very’ or ‘fairly’ satisfied with value for money - the highest level recorded in the country and an increase on last year’s 67 per cent.

According to the research, customers were also more satisfied with bus punctuality, cleanliness and access than those of other services.