Bus fares for over-14s in Derby to increase

Teenagers using Derby's buses will have to pay more for their journeys from 1 August as council cuts come into force.

Those aged over 14 and in full-time education had previously been entitled to a b-line2 card, giving them 50% off adult bus fares.

From 1 August, the b-line2 card will still be available but will offer holders a third off the adult fare.

In a statement, Derby City Council said the changes were being brought in to meet budget savings for 2012.

Until now, the city council has been paying a subsidy to bus and rail operators to cover the reduction.

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat council needs to save £27m over the next two years.

Reduced fares for 14 and 15-year-olds on trains will remain unchanged.

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