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Most Metro bus fares will increase by 20 cents a trip from Sunday 5 January 2014.
There will be no increase in concession and student fares in urban areas and fare increases
for Metro services in non-urban areas have been kept to a minimum.
Metro Chief Executive Officer Heather Haselgrove said today the new fares continued
Metro’s policy of keeping increases as low as possible to assist commuters and encourage
“In 2011and 2012 Metro kept adult fare increases to the level of inflation and, as was the
case this year, for 2014 we’ve opted for a 20 cent increase for the majority of fares,” Ms
Haselgrove said.
“Again, we’ve exempted all student fares from any increase, along with concession fares in
urban areas. In most cases, concession fares in non-urban areas will increase by 10 cents a
“We are aware that some for some passengers even small increases are difficult and that is
why we’re keeping fares as low as possible,” Ms Haselgrove said.
Ms Haselgrove reminded passengers that they could save money with the 20% discount on
fares when they used Greencard instead of cash.
“On a short urban trip using Greencard saves 60 cents a trip and up to $1.24 per trip on a
long urban adult fare,” she said.
Details of the new bus fares that will apply from 5 January 2014 can be found at or by contacting the Metro Information Line on 13 22 01.