'˜It's cheaper to get a taxi!' - Preston commuters have their say over bus fare increases
Bus fares in Preston have increased by 10p over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Both adult and child ticket prices have been raised as part of the new plans.
Adult single fare prices for Preston Bus journeys has gone up by 10p to £1.80 and £2.
Here was the reaction to the news on social media:
"Pity they’re cutting services on routes where people need them"
"Prices up again, service getting worse copying Northern rail"
"Again? And with even more service disruption/cuts. Absolute joke"
"Yet Malta anywhere on island a single fare - it’s two euro. And they still make profits."
"Won’t bother the residents of Longsands, we won’t have a bus after next week!"
"For the two kids and I it’s cheaper to get a taxi, and they drop you at the door!"
"125 could save money by not running two buses together?? Happens most days every week. Yet try getting one on time?? No more buses for me over priced poor service"
"We are walking next time!"
"Some have no choice. They know this!"
"Want to clean their buses"
"The price of bus fares across the country are a top off if you want people use public transport then you have to reduce the fares and run a frequent service otherwise people will continue to use their cars . Some people don’t have a choice but have to use a bus because they don’t own a car they really are being held to ransom by these transport companies"
"Are they going to spend the extra on some driving lessons for their drivers?"
"Another reason to drive instead!"
"£4 to get to town & back for a 10 minute journey is ridiculous."
"I try to avoid Preston Bus as much as I can. The drivers are so rude. I’ll get a taxi before using them!"
"I remember when it was only 60p for me when I was a child"