Why have Wirral bus fares gone up?

Wirral Globe: Why have bus fares gone up? Why have bus fares gone up?

WHAT are Arriva playing at by putting bus fares up again when petrol has gone down, or is it because the tunnel has gone up 10p?

If so, just one passenger's fare rise would pay for the extra to travel through the tunnel.

They have also put up the "day rider" ticket by 20p to £5 when another bus firm has a similar offer at £3.70.

Marjorie by email

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9:22pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Skive04 says...

Fares must rise for various reasons, Firstly fuel has risen Secondly the European Government has insisted that Bus Drivers now do a CPC Driver course this amounts to about 1/4 million pound to Arriva, Thirdly Arriva has invested heavily in New Cleaner Environment Friendly buses which will have cost a few Million Pound, Comparison to other bus fares for tickets is like asking the same question why 1 fuel station charges more for the same product than others and why other supermarkets charge more etc.

I suggest that Marjorie looks at facts before complaining.
Fares must rise for various reasons, Firstly fuel has risen Secondly the European Government has insisted that Bus Drivers now do a CPC Driver course this amounts to about 1/4 million pound to Arriva, Thirdly Arriva has invested heavily in New Cleaner Environment Friendly buses which will have cost a few Million Pound, Comparison to other bus fares for tickets is like asking the same question why 1 fuel station charges more for the same product than others and why other supermarkets charge more etc. I suggest that Marjorie looks at facts before complaining. Skive04
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10:30am Mon 5 May 14

Wirralrob says...

Marjorie does has a good point. DB/Arriva have been raking in a hefty profit in Wirral since purchasing MTL over ten years ago. Fares, mile per mile, are twice as expensive as Liverpool routes. With the competition gradually dying off on most routes, they have a clear monopoly.

I encourage people who are stuck with Arriva not to purchase their tickets and instead purchase Merseytravel's (all operator) 1-day Saveaways or Solo bus-season tickets.
Marjorie does has a good point. DB/Arriva have been raking in a hefty profit in Wirral since purchasing MTL over ten years ago. Fares, mile per mile, are twice as expensive as Liverpool routes. With the competition gradually dying off on most routes, they have a clear monopoly. I encourage people who are stuck with Arriva not to purchase their tickets and instead purchase Merseytravel's (all operator) 1-day Saveaways or Solo bus-season tickets. Wirralrob
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