Increase in bus fares
BUS operator First has raised fares for passengers who use prepaid tickets, including the mTicket phone app.
Adult single fares in the Bristol Zone have gone up from £2 to £2.25 and day tickets have risen from £4 to £4.50 – an increase of 12.5 per cent – while week tickets are up from £17 to £18.90.
West of England Zone fares have also risen for people travelling further afield, from £3.50 to £3.85 for single journeys, from £6 to £6.60 for a day ticket and from £22 to £24.20 for a weekly ticket.
Month and year prepaid ticket prices also rose, with the increases in force from July 21.
As well as the mTicket app, prepaid tickets also include PayPoint and Payzone stores, Metrobus iPoints, online and First’s Travelhub at Bristol Bus Station.
The price of tickets bought on board will remain the same.
First West of England says it is the first time since 2015 that prices for pre-paid tickets have risen.
Commercial director Rob Pymm said: "The new fares are essential in helping us continue to improve our service across our Bristol network, as we aim to encourage more people to travel with public transport.