A DAY pass on Stagecoach services in Barnsley will increase by 20p from April 13.

The bus provider blamed rising costs and reduced investment in bus services for the increase, leaving it with 'no choice' but to hike up fares.

Paul Lynch, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: "We know fare changes are frustrating for our passengers, but we have done our best to keep changes to a minimum in the face of rising costs across a number of areas of our business."