Bus fare rise in Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex

JPCT 280212 Reduced service for the 921 Metrobus. Photo by Derek Martin ENGSUS00120120228164702
JPCT 280212 Reduced service for the 921 Metrobus. Photo by Derek Martin ENGSUS00120120228164702

A bus company serving Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex has announced a rise in its ticket prices for the first time in two years.

Metrobus has increased its fares for people buying bus tickets from drivers on several of its services throughout the area.

On its website the company said it had been forced to raise its prices due to an increase in costs and that the changes were due to come into affect on Tuesday (January 24).

A Metrobus spokesman said: “We have kept the changes to a minimum and many prices have been frozen. If you are paying cash on the bus you can often save money by buying your ticket on our app or on the key smartcard.”

The new single flat fare for those paying with cash on buses in Crawley, Redhill and Reigate and Horsham Metrorider will be £2.40 for an adult or £1.20 for a child.

The company says to avoid changes you can buy a 60 minute m-ticket on its app or multi trip tickets on the new key smartcard, which has replaced the 3in1 card.

“Some single and return cash fares are changing outside these areas,” the spokesman continued.

“Most adult single fares under £3 and adult returns under £4.80 are not changing.”

Prices are also changing on some Metroriders, Metrovoyagers, Multi Trips, Gatwick Travelcards, Haywards Heath Savers and Burgess Hill Savers routes.

All mobile and key card tickets of between 1 day and 1 week are frozen, as are Duo and Family mobile tickets.

For the full list of changes visit https://assets.goaheadbus.com/media/cms_page_media/3414/new%20fares%20Jan%202017.pdf

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