Arriva Price Hike Again!

Just a few months after they increased the cost of Weekly tickets, Arriva have raised prices across the board!

The changes in fares will be introduced from 1st April.

Adult single fares will be increased by 10p to 30p in general with child fares becoming 2/3 of the adult fare throughout Wales.

Child day and weekly tickets will be priced at 2/3 of the adult equivalent.

Residents in the village of Talybont, Bangor have complained to Arriva for withdrawing their route 66 bus service connecting their village with the rest of the Bus network 
words by Hywel Trewyn
Photo Robert Parry Jones

Arriva states on their site:

“We understand that this will have a regrettable impact upon our customers, however at this time we have little option but to react to the substantial reduction in government financial support of bus services across Wales and the rising cost of fuel.”

With the possible strikes by Tanker drivers and the general economic climate, I think this is a bit of unfortunate timing.

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One thought on “Arriva Price Hike Again!

  1. Tim

    I think its extortionate, just got on the bus to be informed that they no longer do return tickets, so a journey that used to cost me £4.20 just cost me £6 thats a huge increase. I live in north wales btw and in a pretty rural area and dont drive, Im also unemployed so have to use the bu to get to the jobcenter, so a big chunk goes on that, I cant afford the bus anymore. time to dig out the bike..

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