Some bus fares to rise

SOME UCKFIELD and Heathfield bus fares are set to increase this month. The rise has been announced by East Sussex County Council which gives an example of an adult single fare between Heathfield and Uckfield increasing by 20p to £2.80 and the day return increasing by 30p to £4.20. The council says it is not possible to give details about specific journeys because there are so many fare variations. It suggest passengers contact their bus operator to see how the cost of their journey will be affected.

Operators include Brighton & Hove Buses, Countryliner and Stagecoach. This is the first fare rise on most routes for three years. Lead member for transport Cllr Carl Maynard says this one is due to the rising cost of fuel.