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Council Approves MiCard Price Increase

Wednesday April 30 2014

Barnsley Interchange Barnsley Interchange

BARNSLEY Council has approved a price increase for the MiCard discounted travel scheme.

Ruling cabinet members gave the green light to add 10p to its price, with it due to take effect on June 1.

MiCard - which currently allows those up to 18 to travel on buses for 30p - will have its price increased to 40p. 

The travel discount applies to all bus journeys in Barnsley, and those between the town and other South Yorkshire districts which start or finish in Barnsley.

At their meeting, cabinet members heard there was a need to revisit the operating costs of MiCard in view of a forecast increase in the operating cost.

The revised scheme is estimated to cost £900,000, saving approximately £400,000.

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Reply Posted by bob on Wednesday April 30 2014 at 14:12
they want kids to travel around and they are making the price go up! Barnsley Council are a bag of rubbish.

Reply Posted by kat on Wednesday April 30 2014 at 14:15
For children relying on service buses to get to and from school it will work out cheaper for them to buy a weekly stagecoach children's pass for £5

Reply Posted by cheryl on Wednesday April 30 2014 at 14:24
A 33% increase in micard cost I don't understand how a saving of £400,000 can be made it relates to a 44% savings something wrong here. Does anyone on bmbc understand simple arithmetic I suppose not. Wonder what else they get wrong. All of it maybe.

Reply Posted by murk on Wednesday April 30 2014 at 15:04
This is a less accurate reporting of something that was in the Chron a couple of weeks ago. A Youth Council member suggested it and asked a few hundred in their peer group if they'd be willing to pay 10p extra to keep the MiCard scheme running - they were willing so it's happened.
I'm proud of the young people of Barnsley have the nous to see long term positives in this.
Once again We Are Barnsley have take all the positive elements out of a story from the Chronicle and posted it on here.

Reply Posted by WAB on Wednesday April 30 2014 at 17:20
Actually, Murk, we ran that initial Youth Council piece as well. This is merely a follow-up as it's been approved...

Reply Posted by mum on Saturday May 3 2014 at 20:32
Think it stinks really a chiled shud b able to gt on s bus to skool for free the complain about kids not goin to skool or been late coss the parents not allways ht bus fair for them befor the have to set of as dont gt paid till certain day and thise 5 weekly riders r no good to all kids coss like my son who has to travel 5 miles to skool every day dont gt stagecoach busses as they dont pass the way he gors

Reply Posted by Mystery on Monday May 5 2014 at 11:01
John its a young person that goes to 'skool' 'allways' 'coss' he uses the 'busses' but no stagecoach 'coss' don't 'pass the way he gors'

I ask you the level of people who can't spell in Barnsley is a joke. If you can't spell don't comment

Reply Posted by T C on Saturday May 3 2014 at 22:07
Should charge them half adult fare like everywhere else.