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PremierLeague-News.Com- Plans for cap fares have been brought forward from 2023
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Last week, Mayor Andy Burnham announced a plan to cap bus fares in an attempt to help offset the cost of living and encourage people back onto public transport. The fare cap is due to be launched in September and would see singles capped at £2 for adults and £1 for children, as well as day travel tickets capped at £5. The prices are part of Mr Burnham's plans to transform the Manchester bus network, and have been brought forward from their initial roll-out date of Autumn 2023. Let us know in the comments section. Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Mr Burnham said: "The decision to bring forward the new lower flat fares for Greater Manchester is driven by the cost of living crisis and we just want to help people now. That’s why we’ve brought forward the plan." He also added: “We can’t commit that this will be forever and we will have an annual review as there are so many unknowns, including levels of Government funding and the return of passengers, but the best way we can collectively commit in the long term is if people use public transport now.” Although the plan is reliant on co-operation from bus operators and the Government, Mr Burnham has said he is 'confident' of support from both parties.
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.30 for a daysaver, especially if you're not working, it's a lot of money to waste." Another added: "It sounds like he has done a pretty good job here. He has got the price down for 3 years. If people use it and make the most of it then it can carry on. If it does not then prices will go up. "If you work in town and public transport links are reasonable, it seems like now is the time to make the most of it." However, not everyone was completely keen on the plan, with one person responding: "So they want us to waste our time and money travelling into city centre workplaces, to support the bus network?" How do you feel about the new bus fare cap? Let us know in the comments section. READ NEXT: Manchester has a housing crisis - this is how the town hall wants to fix it Defiant message from Andy Burnham as Rotala launches new fight against bus reform Anger over decision to axe day-pass from Metrolink app Ugly concrete stilts could soon tower over Manchester, kill 14,000 jobs and wreck city's 'once-in-a-lifetime' chance Train strikes: How rail travel will be affected in Greater Manchester and all the schedule changes you need to know about