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No public transport fare increase proposed for next year

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No public transport fare increase proposed for next year

Greater Wellington Regional Council is proposing not to increase public transport fares next financial year.

“Low inflation, low petrol prices and healthy rail patronage have all combined to make a fare increase unnecessary this year, “ says Paul Swain, Greater Wellington Regional Council’s public transport portfolio leader.

“Public transport users will be pleased to hear that this is now the third year in a row that a fare increase hasn’t been needed.

The rail patronage figures continue to be a great return on the substantial investment that we and the government have put into Wellington’s rail network over several years. We’re now planning to do the same for bus services, with a range of major improvements planned over the next few years to make bus travel more reliable, convenient and enjoyable.”

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