Golden arrow bus services to increase fare, again, after 3 months
The Golden Arrow Bus Services said that as they are going to be having fare adjustments in order to mitigate the effects of operational cost increases. They said that with the current global unrest and the accompanying economic effects it is clear that the South African economy is going to continue to find itself in a very difficult position. This comes after diesel prices went up by 81% in the last 18 months with prediction that fuel prices will continue to soar.
Golden Arrow only implements one increase per year, however they said that no choice but to find a balance between what is affordable for passengers and what is needed to compensate for unrelenting cost increases. This is the second increase within three months.
They have decided on interim fares increase of 8% across the board as of 14 March 2022. They said further increases may become necessary as the year progresses.
“To make the most of our product offerings and access the greatest savings, we would advise that passengers purchase a GABS Gold Card and load weekly or monthly products instead of paying cash. Weekly and monthly products are sold at a discount of up to 45%. GABS Gold Cards, a once- off purchase, will remain at R35”.
A schedule with details of selected fares is attached, alternatively the new fares can be obtained from the Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 from Thursday 10 March 2022.
by Everngelista Muza