First in Bristol reinstate 'popular' bus fare

A Bristol bus company has reinstated a popular bus ticket following widespread requests from the public.

First Bus said it had brought back the 'three stop hop' bus ticket after receiving feedback from a number of fare consultation road-show events held in April.

The fare enables passengers to travel for a distance of up to three stops within Bristol's zones 1 and 2 for £1.

It was originally abolished last year after some passengers abused it.

First said it had encountered "serious problems with people travelling fraudulently" by staying on the bus for more than three stops.

But a spokesman said that people were "really keen" to see it restored, and it had been reinstated as a temporary measure until it knows the outcome of a public consultation into the fare prices.

Passengers have until 29 June to complete a questionnaire on the First website in order to have their say on the issue.

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