First Glasgow scrap fare hike

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First Glasgow has done a U-turn on the fare hike for the city’s umemployed.

On January 7 the bus company introduced fare revisions which includef increases of 10p and 20p on concession fares for unemployed passengers travelling in the city.

However, First Bus has now confirmed it will scrap the rise.

Graeme McFarlan, First Glasgow commercial director, said “On reflection, and given the recent closures of a number of Job Centres within our network area, we have taken the decision to overturn the proposed 10p and 20p increase in the tickets for Jobseekers and freeze these fares at the pre-7th January prices with immediate effect.

“This is a decision which we feel represents the best interests of this customer group as we recognise there is a potential for increased travel; this is at the root of our decision to reverse the proposed fare increase.

Mr McFarlan added: “The frozen rate was made available to passengers as of 3pm on Friday, January 12.”