Stagecoach fares up 3%

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Stagecoach Strathtay has announced that bus fares in Angus and Dundee are to rise by an average of under three per cent from Sunday, April 5, reflecting rising costs and reduced public sector investment in buses.

The fares increase, which follows an annual review, is broadly in line with increasing staff costs resulting from growth in the economy.

Stagecoach point out that money from fares is used to invest in more modern, greener vehicles, technology and enhanced services. The company announced recently that it is investing £80 million in new vehicles for its bus and coach operations in the UK and mainland Europe.

They say that in the Angus and Dundee area last year, investment of £2.4m in new vehicles and routes provided enhanced services and journey opportunities for residents. More investment is planned this year.

More information is available at www.stagecoachbus.com