Friday, June 12, 2015

Metrorail fares to increase next month

Jaimie-faith Poonah
12 June 2015

As from the 1st of July Metrorail fares will increase countrywide due to increases in electricity and the inflation rate.

Western Cape Regional manager Richard Walker said the increase next month is unavoidable.

Walker said without the fare increases to sustain current service levels, the region would have to seriously consider rationalising services.

Metrorail Spokesperson Riana Scott said in proposing the fare increase to the National Minister of Transport, we were very careful to bring some cost savers into it and therefore our weekly and monthly tickets are still highly discounted.

Scott added that what it would mean is that from the 1st of July 2015, the cost of the single tickets would go up by 0.50 cents to R1.00, weeklies between a R1.00 and R2.00 and monthlies between R2.00 and R38.00 depending on travel zone and class.

“We were very conscious to keep rail the most affordable public transport mode.” Scott concluded.



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