Wednesday 22 December 2010

National Express Dundee - bus fares increase concern

As reported in yesterday's "Evening Telegraph" and today's "Courier", I have expressed concern about increases in bus fares by National Express Dundee that will see increases of as much as 38%.  

Taking into account feedback I have had from West End residents, I have written to Simon Mathieson, the new Acting Director of National Express Dundee, as follows :

"I have had constituents already express concern at the proposed fare increases and in particular :

a) The 55p rise in 4 stages or more seems very hefty in relation to inflation

b) The Adult Monthly Direct Debit Travelcard rise again seems hefty in relation to inflation (also the 4 week charge and equivalent child charges)

c) Why is the Eveningsaver being discontinued?

I have concerns that these increases may result in fewer passengers using services so would be grateful for your feedback on the matter – many thanks."