Taunton cheaper bus fares to be trialled

Cheaper bus fares are to be trialled in Taunton, in Somerset.

First Group said the current £4.30 "First Day" ticket would be replaced by the "Anywhere to Anywhere" £3 return and would include journeys where a change of buses is required.

The company hoped findings from the experiment would then be used to "develop a wider review" of bus fares across a "much wider" part of Somerset.

The fares will only be available on the services which use routes one to seven.

All tickets will be available at all times and not affected by peak and off peak travel.

Alex Carter, from First Group, said: "We're taking the opportunity of delivering a new set of fares and tickets alongside the new network of Taunton bus routes.

"We'll be keeping a close watch on the results of the changes to see how they work in the town, to help deliver improvements both in Taunton and more widely in Somerset later in the year."

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