Fares review at Stagecoach Manchester
Stagecoach Manchester has announced a price review including a cut to some popular fares with other fares frozen and some fares increase elsewhere.
Stagecoach is cutting the price of one of its dayrider tickets by 10p to £4.00, and freezing the price of its 7-day, 28-day and Xtra megarider tickets. The child’s dayrider ticket and Magic bus fares have also been fixed for the next 12 months.
Meanwhile single adult tickets will increase by 10p and single child fares will rise by 5p. A £1.20 single fare between Manchester and Pendleton/Swinton on services 32, 34/X34, 38, 50 will remain unchanged.
The Middleton dayrider ticket increases from £3.00 to £3.20, while the Middletonrider 7-day ticket increases from £10.00 to £11.00.
“We constantly review our fares to make sure our transport is as cheap as possible for our passengers, many of whom depend on our services to go to work and make a living,” says Stagecoach Manchester managing director Christopher Bowles.
“The new fares provide a price cut for passengers in Manchester who regularly use our buses, while the price freezes for many of our tickets provide an added sense of reassurance over the next 12 months.
“We fully understand the impact price increases have on local households and have kept these to an absolute minimum for the coming year. We are proud to still be the cheapest bus operator in the North West.”
Stagecoach Manchester recently unveiled a new £5million fleet of 25 double-deck buses to serve routes across Greater Manchester where the discounted and frozen tickets can be used. It has also recently launched its new website, which provides access to live travel updates and the ability to purchase tickets online.