Massive rise in children's bus fares condemned

The 40% increase in Arriva child bus fares has been unanimously condemned by Southport councillors.

Many Southport parents and children are appalled at the increase in child fares brought in by Arriva buses on the 1st of April. The increase will particularly hit families with young children and add to the already heavy car traffic at 'school run' times.

Councillors on the Southport Area Committee unanimously backed a Liberal Democrat proposal that the Council should write to Arriva expressing opposition to the increase and calling for a re-think.