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Bus Fares To Rise Next Week

Bus fares in Jersey will increase by ten pence from next Monday (11 April).

It will cost £2.50 for a cash fare and £2.10 for passengers making contactless payments.

LibertyBus says this is the first increase since 2020 and the first rise for contactless fares since they were introduced four years ago.

PAYG fares are rising to £1.85 and AvanchiStudent fares to 95p.

Under 19s can get an annual pass for £20. So far only 60% of current student pass holders have taken up the offer.

The monthly pass has been  frozen at £51 for unlimited travel across the network for their first month, and £47 per month if passengers top up on line.

The annual unlimited pass has also been frozen at £495.

The summer timetable takes effect next week, with some additional services for the season such as the return of the BeachBus on route 14, the 28 to the Jersey War Tunnels, and the return of an hourly service on route 22. 

Kevin Hart, Director for LibertyBus, says the service is continuing its recovery from the pandemic:

‘We thank our valued customers after a very difficult 2 years and have changed some times on the routes to better reflect the running times so we can be as punctual as possible.   It is also great to see our visitors returning to the Island and we have reintroduced services 14 and 28 in readiness for what we hope will be a very busy season.

Whilst the bus service is not yet at 2019 levels, we have seen continued growth since the pandemic and are now operating at around 80% compared to 2019. Our commuter trade is still very different to that of 2019 and we find some quieter days on the buses where home working now becomes the norm. We will continue to monitor and increase service levels when and where we can over the next year.."

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