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School bus fares increase from September

We have been informed that, from Monday 3 September 2018, there will be an inflation-linked fares increase on school bus services contracted by the Combined Authority, including Mybus (yellow bus) services. This is a decision taken by the bus service providers and is outside of the control of Horbury Academy.

Please read the following information from the Combined Authority...

Fares on Mybus services have not increased since September 2015 and are currently lower than fares on other contracted school bus services. 

The increase will close the gap between the fares on the two types of contracted school bus services and bring school bus fares closer into line with fares charged on the public transport network.

On the majority of services, a flat single fare is charged (regardless of distance travelled). From 3 September, the changes will be as follows:  

Service type

Current fare

Fare from 3/9/18

Secondary School Mybus                               

£1.10

£1.25

Secondary School Non-Mybus                        

£1.20

£1.25

Mybus primary

70p (£5.50 weekly ticket for 10 journeys) 

80p (£6.00 weekly ticket for 10 journeys)     

On a small number of secondary school services, graduated fares are still charged (fare varies by distance travelled) and they currently vary between 70p and £1.50 per trip. With the exception of the £1.50 fare, these will increase by between 5p and 10p depending on the level of the current fare. The £1.50 fare will not increase. 

Money-saving Myday (£2.60) and Under 19 weekly (£10) and monthly (£37) MCard tickets, which can be used on all West Yorkshire bus services, are also available on these services. 

This information will shortly be published at wymetro.com/schools and parents will be informed in the letter that accompanies their child’s pass.