Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s Partnership Committee today (Friday 17 August) approved an increase in Subway fares.
Subway fares have remained frozen since 2009 but from Monday 10 September all six Subway ticket types will go up by around 9 per cent across the board. It maintains prices at a level well below equivalent bus and rail fares and the organisation believe it is still great value for money.
One of our key aims is to reduce subsidy whilst keeping fares affordable. We believe that the Subway is still one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to travel.”
SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan
SPT Chief Executive Gordon Maclennan said:
“Everyone is dealing with tough financial times at the moment and SPT is no different. Subway fares have remained static for the last three years. Over the same period, rail and bus prices have risen by 12 per cent – the new subway fares, which reflects an annual 2.3 per cent increase during that time, is well below that.
“One of our key aims is to reduce subsidy whilst keeping fares affordable. We believe that the Subway is still one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to travel.”
“Although a single journey on the Subway will go up from £1.20 to £1.40, SPT has introduced a saving on the return journey ticket which offers better value for money.”
All ticket changes are captured in the following table and customers will be informed of the new prices before the increases come in to effect next month.
(existing) & new
|Single||(£1.20) – £1.40||(£0.60) – £0.70||£0.80|
|Return||(£2.40) – £2.60||(£1.20) – £1.30||£1.20|
|Discovery Unlimited travel for one day||(£3.50) – £3.80||n/a||n/a|
|10 journey ticket||(£11.00) – £12.00||(£5.50) – £6.00||n/a|
|20 journey ticket||(£20.00) – £22.00||(£10.00) – £11.00||n/a|
|7 day ticket||(£15.00) – £16.00||(£7.50) – £8.00||n/a|
|Park & Ride Includes parking where available||£5.00||n/a||n/a|