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First bus passengers in Bristol have their say on fares

  • 22 April 2013
  • From the section Bristol
Campaigners hold a make fares fair rally
More than 3,800 people have signed a petition calling for First to be forced to lower its fares

An online survey is being carried out for First bus passengers in Bristol to tell the company what they think about the cost of its fares.

The questionnaire is part of the company's consultation on fares prompted by pressure from campaigners.

More than 3,800 people have signed a petition urging the government to force the firm to lower its fares.

First said the three-month survey would ask people what they would most like to see happen on its buses in the future.

But Daniel Farr, who is leading the Make Fares Fair campaign in the city, tweeted: "Bristol deserves a fair and comprehensive fare consultation unlike what First have produced!"

He also tweeted: "I welcome the consultation & public events but not weighted nature of some questions + pages company PR."

A series of events in and around Bristol will also offer people the opportunity to talk directly to senior managers about the consultation process.

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