Fares to rise on Arriva Buses

Bucks Free Press: Fares to rise on Arriva Buses Fares to rise on Arriva Buses

THE price of travelling on Arriva buses will go up this weekend due to Government funding cuts and a rise in fuel tax, the company says.

The cost of single fares will rise by between 10p and 40p from Sunday, with returns also set to be affected by the company’s price review.

The firm says it faces increased operational costs as a result of the Government deciding to slash the Bus Service Operators Grant by 20 percent and the planned three pence rise on fuel duty.

Paul Adcock, MD for Arriva the Shires, said: “The reasons given in our customer information are the causes of our fare increase and we have had to review the fares we charge. 

"We appreciate that people are finding things tough with increases to energy bills, fuel and much more, regrettably though, these things all affect our own business. 

"We have tried to keep the increase to a minimum and our day, week and 4 weekly tickets are not increasing”

Wycombe Labour leader Councillor Victoria Groulef fears the price hike will severely hit the pockets of commuters and south Buckinghamshire families.

She said: “Arriva has directly blamed Government policy [for this price change].

“Transport costs need to be kept low in order for ordinary families to travel to and from work.

“This latest rise in bus fares will further squeeze the incomes of those already feeling the pinch. Meanwhile, the Government still continues with a tax break for those earning millions.”

Single fares across the Arriva network will increase based on the following guidelines issued by the company:

Trips that cost £1.00 - £2.70 will increase by 10p or 20p.

£2.80 - £4.50 journeys will go up by 10p-30p.

Bus users currently paying £4.60 will have to find another 20p-40p.

However, Arriva has frozen the cost of its day, week and four weekly saver tickets, and kept the ten percent discount for people purchasing four weekly tickets online or via their phones.

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6:35pm Mon 15 Oct 12

mrdeanswife says...

Shame they cant increase the level of service they provide!
Shame they cant increase the level of service they provide! mrdeanswife

7:21pm Mon 15 Oct 12

buser says...

mrdeanswife wrote:
Shame they cant increase the level of service they provide!
I think you will find that in recent months, Arriva have actually lost a lot of routes to their competitors and are laying off staff. Perhaps Carousel and the others who have taken on the routes will make the improvements.
[quote][p][bold]mrdeanswife[/bold] wrote: Shame they cant increase the level of service they provide![/p][/quote]I think you will find that in recent months, Arriva have actually lost a lot of routes to their competitors and are laying off staff. Perhaps Carousel and the others who have taken on the routes will make the improvements. buser

7:55pm Mon 15 Oct 12

miccles says...

Arriva, has been the worst bus company ever, to operate in Wycombe, not only is the service way below average, the state of some of those buses i.m sure need looking at, how many i wonder, are actually roadworthy, they need an independent mechanic to look at them. For a company the size of Arriva, those buses are a disgrace, the life span of a public service vehicle is usually no more than 15 years old, Arriva wins the prize hands over for extending that life.
Arriva, has been the worst bus company ever, to operate in Wycombe, not only is the service way below average, the state of some of those buses i.m sure need looking at, how many i wonder, are actually roadworthy, they need an independent mechanic to look at them. For a company the size of Arriva, those buses are a disgrace, the life span of a public service vehicle is usually no more than 15 years old, Arriva wins the prize hands over for extending that life. miccles

8:42pm Mon 15 Oct 12

Marmite XO says...

Why do people even get the bus anyway? There are plenty of taxis which are much more comfortable and much quicker.
Why do people even get the bus anyway? There are plenty of taxis which are much more comfortable and much quicker. Marmite XO

8:05am Tue 16 Oct 12

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

Prices under the Labour government went from 70p for a single to over £2, so the Labour Councillor can shut her face.
Prices under the Labour government went from 70p for a single to over £2, so the Labour Councillor can shut her face. Ivor'sbestfriend

8:39am Tue 16 Oct 12

jdough says...

Nice attempt by Arriva to blame the Government for their own failings.

(Nasty government, reducing the taxpayer-funded subsidy required to prop-up the failed business of this third-rate, privately-owned company.)

And an even nicer attempt by the Labour Councillor for some oh-so-cheap political point-scoring...
Nice attempt by Arriva to blame the Government for their own failings. (Nasty government, reducing the taxpayer-funded subsidy required to prop-up the failed business of this third-rate, privately-owned company.) And an even nicer attempt by the Labour Councillor for some oh-so-cheap political point-scoring... jdough

10:24am Tue 16 Oct 12

stevet123 says...

Marmite XO wrote:
Why do people even get the bus anyway? There are plenty of taxis which are much more comfortable and much quicker.
pillock, think before you write, i will tell you.

People have not got the money like yourself, all comes down to income, or maybe some people loike to be green catch the bus one less car on the road.

Marmite what a stupid statement
[quote][p][bold]Marmite XO[/bold] wrote: Why do people even get the bus anyway? There are plenty of taxis which are much more comfortable and much quicker.[/p][/quote]pillock, think before you write, i will tell you. People have not got the money like yourself, all comes down to income, or maybe some people loike to be green catch the bus one less car on the road. Marmite what a stupid statement stevet123

10:25am Tue 16 Oct 12

stevet123 says...

Ivor'sbestfriend wrote:
Prices under the Labour government went from 70p for a single to over £2, so the Labour Councillor can shut her face.
this would of happened no matter who was in goverment, so if it was on the other foot, it would have been tories who got the blame
[quote][p][bold]Ivor'sbestfriend[/bold] wrote: Prices under the Labour government went from 70p for a single to over £2, so the Labour Councillor can shut her face.[/p][/quote]this would of happened no matter who was in goverment, so if it was on the other foot, it would have been tories who got the blame stevet123

10:30am Tue 16 Oct 12

stevet123 says...

jdough wrote:
Nice attempt by Arriva to blame the Government for their own failings.

(Nasty government, reducing the taxpayer-funded subsidy required to prop-up the failed business of this third-rate, privately-owned company.)

And an even nicer attempt by the Labour Councillor for some oh-so-cheap political point-scoring...
what you got to understand is Arriva is a share holders company, so they have to meet targets they have to make profits, then when things get tough they make cuts just to keep the share holders happy, Hence another one of MAGGIE THATCHERS unwise ideas, look at heathrow airport, and british airways, was same company it was split put out to share holders, who owns them now Spanish, way this country is going we will not own wheat, potato's or toilet rolls, that the way its heading
[quote][p][bold]jdough[/bold] wrote: Nice attempt by Arriva to blame the Government for their own failings. (Nasty government, reducing the taxpayer-funded subsidy required to prop-up the failed business of this third-rate, privately-owned company.) And an even nicer attempt by the Labour Councillor for some oh-so-cheap political point-scoring...[/p][/quote]what you got to understand is Arriva is a share holders company, so they have to meet targets they have to make profits, then when things get tough they make cuts just to keep the share holders happy, Hence another one of MAGGIE THATCHERS unwise ideas, look at heathrow airport, and british airways, was same company it was split put out to share holders, who owns them now Spanish, way this country is going we will not own wheat, potato's or toilet rolls, that the way its heading stevet123

11:24am Tue 16 Oct 12

sparky49 says...

They say they appreciate things are tough, but we will put the fares up to keep our shareholders happy, Privatisation, don't you just love it. Couple this with Chiltern trains being more aggressive on parking tickets.
Just remember Dave said we are all in this together. Fare increases, fuel increases and top rate tax reduced.
Don't you just love a Tory.
They say they appreciate things are tough, but we will put the fares up to keep our shareholders happy, Privatisation, don't you just love it. Couple this with Chiltern trains being more aggressive on parking tickets. Just remember Dave said we are all in this together. Fare increases, fuel increases and top rate tax reduced. Don't you just love a Tory. sparky49

12:00pm Tue 16 Oct 12

miccles says...

sparky49 wrote:
They say they appreciate things are tough, but we will put the fares up to keep our shareholders happy, Privatisation, don't you just love it. Couple this with Chiltern trains being more aggressive on parking tickets.
Just remember Dave said we are all in this together. Fare increases, fuel increases and top rate tax reduced.
Don't you just love a Tory.
Don't you just love a Tory.”


But then again we could all follow Ed Millibands theory of

"Lets Borrow, Borrow, Borrow" couldn't we, like we did for all those years.
[quote][p][bold]sparky49[/bold] wrote: They say they appreciate things are tough, but we will put the fares up to keep our shareholders happy, Privatisation, don't you just love it. Couple this with Chiltern trains being more aggressive on parking tickets. Just remember Dave said we are all in this together. Fare increases, fuel increases and top rate tax reduced. Don't you just love a Tory.[/p][/quote]Don't you just love a Tory.” But then again we could all follow Ed Millibands theory of "Lets Borrow, Borrow, Borrow" couldn't we, like we did for all those years. miccles

12:11pm Tue 16 Oct 12

sparky49 says...

miccles wrote:
sparky49 wrote:
They say they appreciate things are tough, but we will put the fares up to keep our shareholders happy, Privatisation, don't you just love it. Couple this with Chiltern trains being more aggressive on parking tickets.
Just remember Dave said we are all in this together. Fare increases, fuel increases and top rate tax reduced.
Don't you just love a Tory.
Don't you just love a Tory.”


But then again we could all follow Ed Millibands theory of

"Lets Borrow, Borrow, Borrow" couldn't we, like we did for all those years.
Dave already is. If you check you will see that Dodgy Dave and Gideon rubber stamped the previous governments borrowing programme and they themselves are now borrowing more than Labour.
Please get your facts right before you reply and I wish people would see this shower for what they are rather than blame the previous party.
[quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky49[/bold] wrote: They say they appreciate things are tough, but we will put the fares up to keep our shareholders happy, Privatisation, don't you just love it. Couple this with Chiltern trains being more aggressive on parking tickets. Just remember Dave said we are all in this together. Fare increases, fuel increases and top rate tax reduced. Don't you just love a Tory.[/p][/quote]Don't you just love a Tory.” But then again we could all follow Ed Millibands theory of "Lets Borrow, Borrow, Borrow" couldn't we, like we did for all those years.[/p][/quote]Dave already is. If you check you will see that Dodgy Dave and Gideon rubber stamped the previous governments borrowing programme and they themselves are now borrowing more than Labour. Please get your facts right before you reply and I wish people would see this shower for what they are rather than blame the previous party. sparky49

12:59pm Tue 16 Oct 12

miccles says...

sparky49 wrote:
miccles wrote:
sparky49 wrote:
They say they appreciate things are tough, but we will put the fares up to keep our shareholders happy, Privatisation, don't you just love it. Couple this with Chiltern trains being more aggressive on parking tickets.
Just remember Dave said we are all in this together. Fare increases, fuel increases and top rate tax reduced.
Don't you just love a Tory.
Don't you just love a Tory.”


But then again we could all follow Ed Millibands theory of

"Lets Borrow, Borrow, Borrow" couldn't we, like we did for all those years.
Dave already is. If you check you will see that Dodgy Dave and Gideon rubber stamped the previous governments borrowing programme and they themselves are now borrowing more than Labour.
Please get your facts right before you reply and I wish people would see this shower for what they are rather than blame the previous party.
"Please get your facts right before you reply"

And you are right, and everybody else is wrong then, is that correct??

So you are one of those people then are you, thought so, from all your previous postings.

I think you should get a taste of the real world, rather than your own.
[quote][p][bold]sparky49[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparky49[/bold] wrote: They say they appreciate things are tough, but we will put the fares up to keep our shareholders happy, Privatisation, don't you just love it. Couple this with Chiltern trains being more aggressive on parking tickets. Just remember Dave said we are all in this together. Fare increases, fuel increases and top rate tax reduced. Don't you just love a Tory.[/p][/quote]Don't you just love a Tory.” But then again we could all follow Ed Millibands theory of "Lets Borrow, Borrow, Borrow" couldn't we, like we did for all those years.[/p][/quote]Dave already is. If you check you will see that Dodgy Dave and Gideon rubber stamped the previous governments borrowing programme and they themselves are now borrowing more than Labour. Please get your facts right before you reply and I wish people would see this shower for what they are rather than blame the previous party.[/p][/quote]"Please get your facts right before you reply" And you are right, and everybody else is wrong then, is that correct?? So you are one of those people then are you, thought so, from all your previous postings. I think you should get a taste of the real world, rather than your own. miccles

1:11pm Tue 16 Oct 12

sparky49 says...

Your reply made no sense whatsoever and never addressed the facts that I pointed out.
Such a shame that when the truth is pointed out to some people they refuse to acknowledge it.
I am not always right and I do acknowledge that the Labour party did make mistakes when in office, it's a pity that others can not.
If you was a turkey you would probably vote for xmas.
Your reply made no sense whatsoever and never addressed the facts that I pointed out. Such a shame that when the truth is pointed out to some people they refuse to acknowledge it. I am not always right and I do acknowledge that the Labour party did make mistakes when in office, it's a pity that others can not. If you was a turkey you would probably vote for xmas. sparky49

1:17pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Malc London says...

Marmite XO wrote:
Why do people even get the bus anyway? There are plenty of taxis which are much more comfortable and much quicker.
I totally agree Marmite. Not only that but in some cases are cheaper and greener.

And taxis operate after 7.00pm.
[quote][p][bold]Marmite XO[/bold] wrote: Why do people even get the bus anyway? There are plenty of taxis which are much more comfortable and much quicker.[/p][/quote]I totally agree Marmite. Not only that but in some cases are cheaper and greener. And taxis operate after 7.00pm. Malc London

1:41pm Tue 16 Oct 12

miccles says...

sparky49 wrote:
Your reply made no sense whatsoever and never addressed the facts that I pointed out.
Such a shame that when the truth is pointed out to some people they refuse to acknowledge it.
I am not always right and I do acknowledge that the Labour party did make mistakes when in office, it's a pity that others can not.
If you was a turkey you would probably vote for xmas.
Sorry, but you have a very sad and twisted attitude, so i suggest you go on praising yourself, as it obviously turns you on, so continue pleasing yourself.
[quote][p][bold]sparky49[/bold] wrote: Your reply made no sense whatsoever and never addressed the facts that I pointed out. Such a shame that when the truth is pointed out to some people they refuse to acknowledge it. I am not always right and I do acknowledge that the Labour party did make mistakes when in office, it's a pity that others can not. If you was a turkey you would probably vote for xmas.[/p][/quote]Sorry, but you have a very sad and twisted attitude, so i suggest you go on praising yourself, as it obviously turns you on, so continue pleasing yourself. miccles

9:44am Wed 17 Oct 12

Garrob says...

I have to use Arriva everyday to get to Reading and I have to say they are awful, with buses that seem to be barely legal. When they do get new buses they drop the route along with the only good buses they have (i.e.route 39). Some of the drivers seem unable to tell the time and don't seem to care when they stroll up to the bus at the station 10 minutes late even when they have pulled in with the same bus 10 minutes before the scheduled time. These bad drivers don't give two hoots about the passengers, (e.g. taking speed bumps at frightening speeds). They do have good drivers but their morale seems very low, what with the bad drivers and awful rolling stock. When you go around Reading (or Oxford) all you see are buses no older than 5 years, it's embarrassing waiting for the Arriva in Reading. Then you go on the website and all you can see in the news is that other areas have £1M investments in new buses. If only Carousel did a route to Reading!
I have to use Arriva everyday to get to Reading and I have to say they are awful, with buses that seem to be barely legal. When they do get new buses they drop the route along with the only good buses they have (i.e.route 39). Some of the drivers seem unable to tell the time and don't seem to care when they stroll up to the bus at the station 10 minutes late even when they have pulled in with the same bus 10 minutes before the scheduled time. These bad drivers don't give two hoots about the passengers, (e.g. taking speed bumps at frightening speeds). They do have good drivers but their morale seems very low, what with the bad drivers and awful rolling stock. When you go around Reading (or Oxford) all you see are buses no older than 5 years, it's embarrassing waiting for the Arriva in Reading. Then you go on the website and all you can see in the news is that other areas have £1M investments in new buses. If only Carousel did a route to Reading! Garrob

12:30pm Wed 17 Oct 12

miccles says...

Garrob wrote:
I have to use Arriva everyday to get to Reading and I have to say they are awful, with buses that seem to be barely legal. When they do get new buses they drop the route along with the only good buses they have (i.e.route 39). Some of the drivers seem unable to tell the time and don't seem to care when they stroll up to the bus at the station 10 minutes late even when they have pulled in with the same bus 10 minutes before the scheduled time. These bad drivers don't give two hoots about the passengers, (e.g. taking speed bumps at frightening speeds). They do have good drivers but their morale seems very low, what with the bad drivers and awful rolling stock. When you go around Reading (or Oxford) all you see are buses no older than 5 years, it's embarrassing waiting for the Arriva in Reading. Then you go on the website and all you can see in the news is that other areas have £1M investments in new buses. If only Carousel did a route to Reading!
If only Carousel did a route to Reading!”

If only Carousel took over all the routes in the Wycombe area, im sure they will do a better job.
[quote][p][bold]Garrob[/bold] wrote: I have to use Arriva everyday to get to Reading and I have to say they are awful, with buses that seem to be barely legal. When they do get new buses they drop the route along with the only good buses they have (i.e.route 39). Some of the drivers seem unable to tell the time and don't seem to care when they stroll up to the bus at the station 10 minutes late even when they have pulled in with the same bus 10 minutes before the scheduled time. These bad drivers don't give two hoots about the passengers, (e.g. taking speed bumps at frightening speeds). They do have good drivers but their morale seems very low, what with the bad drivers and awful rolling stock. When you go around Reading (or Oxford) all you see are buses no older than 5 years, it's embarrassing waiting for the Arriva in Reading. Then you go on the website and all you can see in the news is that other areas have £1M investments in new buses. If only Carousel did a route to Reading![/p][/quote]If only Carousel did a route to Reading!” If only Carousel took over all the routes in the Wycombe area, im sure they will do a better job. miccles

3:08pm Wed 17 Oct 12

stevet123 says...

miccles wrote:
Garrob wrote:
I have to use Arriva everyday to get to Reading and I have to say they are awful, with buses that seem to be barely legal. When they do get new buses they drop the route along with the only good buses they have (i.e.route 39). Some of the drivers seem unable to tell the time and don't seem to care when they stroll up to the bus at the station 10 minutes late even when they have pulled in with the same bus 10 minutes before the scheduled time. These bad drivers don't give two hoots about the passengers, (e.g. taking speed bumps at frightening speeds). They do have good drivers but their morale seems very low, what with the bad drivers and awful rolling stock. When you go around Reading (or Oxford) all you see are buses no older than 5 years, it's embarrassing waiting for the Arriva in Reading. Then you go on the website and all you can see in the news is that other areas have £1M investments in new buses. If only Carousel did a route to Reading!
If only Carousel did a route to Reading!”

If only Carousel took over all the routes in the Wycombe area, im sure they will do a better job.
But i must say, that some of there buses are ancient too
[quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garrob[/bold] wrote: I have to use Arriva everyday to get to Reading and I have to say they are awful, with buses that seem to be barely legal. When they do get new buses they drop the route along with the only good buses they have (i.e.route 39). Some of the drivers seem unable to tell the time and don't seem to care when they stroll up to the bus at the station 10 minutes late even when they have pulled in with the same bus 10 minutes before the scheduled time. These bad drivers don't give two hoots about the passengers, (e.g. taking speed bumps at frightening speeds). They do have good drivers but their morale seems very low, what with the bad drivers and awful rolling stock. When you go around Reading (or Oxford) all you see are buses no older than 5 years, it's embarrassing waiting for the Arriva in Reading. Then you go on the website and all you can see in the news is that other areas have £1M investments in new buses. If only Carousel did a route to Reading![/p][/quote]If only Carousel did a route to Reading!” If only Carousel took over all the routes in the Wycombe area, im sure they will do a better job.[/p][/quote]But i must say, that some of there buses are ancient too stevet123

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