Bus fares rise after ticket price review

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Fares on bus routes subsidised by Lancashire County Council have gone up following an annual review of ticket prices.

The county council provides around 100 local bus service contracts throughout the county. These are a mixture of subsidised daytime rural and urban services, together with evening and weekend services which complement the overall commercial bus network.

In line with inflation, fares have risen on average by 1.7% with most single fares increasing by 5p for journeys costing below £4, or 10p for journeys costing above £4. Weekly ticket prices remain unchanged.

A number of fares which operate alongside commercial routes have been revised to match, as fares on subsidised services must not be lower than those offered commercially.