VALE COUNCIL CONSIDERS INCREASING FARES ON SCHOOL BUSES

There are several different school bus operators serving Penarth

There are several different school bus operators serving Penarth

Tickets on the 18 existing fare-paying school-bus services in the Vale of  Glamorgan are set to cost more as the council considers a proposals to consolidate and increase prices.

The Vale Council  provides these fare-paying services for pupils who have homes which too close to their schools to entitle them to free school transport – the idea being to reduce the numbers of cars delivering children to schools.

However as the council’s School Transport Budget is “subject to significant challenges” – the level of charges is now being reviewed.

  • Current Fares range from £0.50 to £1.40 for a single journey  and £0.70 to £2.20 for a return .Now it’s proposed to standarise fares and set new rates of  £1 for a single, £2 for a return journey
  • Most services also offer an annual season ticket for £225 per annum (with one service charging £195 per annum). It’s now proposed to increase the charge for these season tickets  to £300 a year .

 

 

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