CHANGES to bus ticket fares will see prices go up for people travelling in Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare, First Bus has announced.

First West of England will increase to all pre-paid tickets from Sunday, July 21 but tickets bought on board will remain the same.

Adult Weston Zone fares will change from £1.50 to £1.65 for single journeys, from £2.00 to £2.20 for a day ticket and from £9.50 to £9.80 for a week ticket.

Monthly and yearly ticket prices will also be affected by the change.

For those travelling to Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge, West of England Zone fares will change from £3.50 to £3.85 for single journeys bought through mTickets, from £6.00 to £6.60 for a day ticket and from £22.00 to £24.20 for a week ticket.

Children under 5 will still travel for free, while children from 5 to 15 save up to 50 per cent off adult fares and young people from 16 to 21 and students continue to save up to 30 per cent.

The new prices start on July 21 and all tickets bought before this date will continue to be valid until their expiry date.

Rob Pymm, commercial director at First West of England, said:"The new fares are essential in helping us continue to improve our service across our Weston network, as we aim to encourage more people to travel with public transport.

"We have worked hard to keep the increases to a minimum, and our pre-paid fares still offer the best value and are the best way to speed up the boarding process and keep journey times down. We significantly reduced our Weston Zone fares in May 2018, so even after these changes they still offer excellent value, with a Week ticket costing £1.40 per day for those using the ticket every day”.

He added: "We are of course making no changes to our onboard fares."

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