Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man bus fares to increase

The government says it is having to put up bus fares across the Isle of Man because of an increase in fuel costs.

Fares for both adults and children will go up by about 7% from 27 March.

Director of Public Transport, Ian Longworth said the increases were due to both "operational costs and budgetary restraints".

He said an average of 10 pence will be added on to the cost of each journey within Douglas but longer journeys will see an increase of 20 pence.

Mr Longworth added: "We are suffering increases in diesel costs like everyone else so we need to make sure we recover those costs to meet our budget."

Prices for Manx Rider tickets will also be going up between one and two pounds.

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