Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee bus passengers facing fare rise

Fares on National Express buses in Dundee will be rising by up to 38% in the new year.

A stage four adult single, which currently costs £1.45, will be £2 from 5 January 2011, the company confirmed.

But other fares will see lower rises, with most going up by about 10%. An adult monthly travelcard is to go up from £33 to £37.

National Express said the fare rises were necessary to meet "rising business costs", including fuel prices.

Dave Kaye, managing director of National Express bus, said: "We realise these are tough times and have kept the increase to a minimum to allow us to meet rising business costs and support our extensive local workforce.

"Fares in Dundee are still excellent value when compared to other major Scottish cities and our focus in 2011 is improving the quality of journey for all our customers."

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