Bus fare rises in Chesterfield

Stagecoach depot in Rawmarsh. Picture: Marie Caley S0016MC
Stagecoach depot in Rawmarsh. Picture: Marie Caley S0016MC

Stagecoach has announced it will be increasing bus fares in Chesterfield.

The travel company said the price rise - the first three years - was necessary because of the increased costs it was facing.

“These tickets haven’t changed in price since 2008 but, after delaying increases for as long as possible, we have reluctantly reviewed these fares in Chesterfield,” said Paul Lynch, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire.

“Insurance, utilities and higher import prices for engineering parts have all contributed towards our increased costs over the last 12 months.

“Every year we use almost 13 million litres of diesel and face a jump of more than £1.3m on our fuel bill. We have worked hard to keep the increases to a minimum but suffer the same inflation costs as our passengers.”

From, Sunday, June 26, Stagecoach’s Chesterfield Adult dayrider is increased from £2.60 to £2.70. The child version goes up by 5p to £1.35.

The weekly Chesterfield megarider is increased by 50p to £9.00 and the Chesterfield megarider plus rises from £10.50 to £11.00.