Tramlink Nottingham – new operators of Nottingham Express Transit – have announced that fares are to increase from Sunday 15th April with significant rises on day tickets, single fares and the Paypoint longer term season tickets. Despite the inevitable outcry with regard to these increases Tramlink Nottingham have said that the fares still offer excellent value for money.
Selected fare changes:
Adult Day Ticket: £3.50 (previously £3.20)
Adult Off Peak Single: £1.90 (previously £1.70)
Adult 30 Day Pay Point Season: £42 (previously £38)
Not all fares will increase from 15th April with both the Adult peak single tickets and all child fares remaining the same as the current levels.
Speaking about the increases Roger Harrison, Chairman of Tramlink Nottingham, said: “We have managed to keep child fares and the adult peak single ticket at the same level. Unavoidably, other prices have had to rise but the increases have been minimised as far as possible. Fare increases are not something we take lightly, but we would still argue that the tram offers excellent value for money in terms of service frequency and reliability for travelling into and out of the city centre. Some vastly underused ticket options such as the Pay Point 15 day adult ticket will be withdrawn and we expect the new structure to come into force on 15 April.”