Golden Arrow Bus Services has announced an increase in travel fees
Golden Arrow has announced that it will be implementing a 7% average across the board increase on all cash and multi-journey products (formerly known as clipcards).
In a statement, GABS says that those using Gold Cards such as weekly and monthly products will not be affected.
The bus company blamed the increase on diesel prices, which increased by 45% in a space of a year. It added that spare parts and other input costs have also increased. The increase comes to effect on the 27th of December 2021.
Passengers can postpone paying the increased fares until 25 January 2022 in the case of 10-ride multi-journey products (which are valid for 30 days) bought on 26 December 2021 and until 25 March 2022 in the case of 48-ride multi-journey products (valid for 90 days) bought on the same date.
The conditions of Golden Arrow’s interim operating contract with provincial government makes provision for an annual adjustment to fares to offset the effects of operational cost increases throughout the year.
By Danielle Mentoor