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Mi Card price to increase

Wednesday March 9 2016


Mi Card prices to increase Mi Card prices to increase


MI CARD bus fares will increase in April.

The cost of a fare will increase from 50p to 60p from Sunday 10 April.

Following consultation with Barnsley Youth Council and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive last year, it was agreed by the Council’s Cabinet members that in order to make £200,000 savings during the 2016/17 financial year, there would need to be a 10p fare increase.

Mi Card currently offers discounted travel to young people aged between five and 18 years old, for journeys starting or ending in Barnsley.

The scheme is scheduled to discontinue in 2017/18.

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Reply Posted by Pink on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 11:25
That's one way of getting kids to walk too school. Hope the weekly pass doesn't go up.

Reply Posted by Jason on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 11:41
It's a pity they don't do same for the oaps they get free travel in my opinion they should be made to pay a small fee.

Reply Posted by joan vaines on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 12:30
Bus driver on Saturday made my grandson of twelve pay one pound eighty bus fare

Reply Posted by Big T on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 13:26
Did he have a pass? If not then rightfully he should pay full price. The pass isnt to prove age, it is to prove entitlement. A kid visiting from London wouldnt get cheaper fair on Barnsley buses for example.

Reply Posted by inmyopinion on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 18:05
If your child is under 15 and does not have their consessionary pass if they tell the driver they are under 15 then the fare they should pay is a 2 third fare not full

Reply Posted by Mavv on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 12:58
When are they just gonna disregard the entire MiCard system and just charge 70p like the Student Travel Card?

Reply Posted by Elisabeth Ellis on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 13:30
This is disgusting, it's gone from 40p to 60p in a year! Why do you feel the need to make our journeys more expensive?

Reply Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 14:05
Why dont they just end the scheme now.

Reply Posted by jacqui joelson on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 14:11
That is crazy at the moment it saves 20p on standard kids fare and if kids forget their mi card (even as young as 13 ) drivers try and charge full fare in

Reply Posted by ronan on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 15:34
What the hell? I don't get paid enough to spend an extra 10p on bus fair, I already spend £4 a week for bus fair as it is!
Keep it as it is, seriously, I'm not walking a mile with a walking stick just to save money for food!

Reply Posted by Kia on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 15:39
TOO EXPENSIVE!!!!! This is rediciolous

Reply Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 15:57
This is not fair for kids that have no choice but to use the bus to get to school, it already costs £5 a week for them to gain education

Reply Posted by Me on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 16:48
It's all greed. I mean what about them that have to catch a bus with children. It's expensive enough to start with. 17.50 per week out of benefits. I can't understand why they need to put it up its not going out of its way it's doing exactly same route as it did before.

Reply Posted by Michelle rees on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 17:03
They should fetch a kids weekly pass out so kids would be able to use buses freely

Reply Posted by Daz on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 17:41
They do have that. £5 for the week. Gets kids on all SC buses in SY and trams in Sheffield.

Reply Posted by Bus driver on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 18:07
Your all moanin about its goin up 10p so ure children have to pay 60p to travel with a mi card children in west yorkshire have t pay half ov an adult fare so i would think yourselves lucky
ALSO IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH STAGECOACH ITS THE COUNCIL WHO PUT IT UP!!!!!!

Reply Posted by pasty man on Wednesday March 9 2016 at 18:15
will u lot get a grip, 60 p bus has got to be the cheapest in the country how many other areas just charge half adult fare, and i suggest if your on benefits and paying 17.50 a week on bus fares walk a bit more it will do and your clan the world of good

Reply Posted by my opinion on Thursday March 10 2016 at 03:08
For all u that's havin a go about people moaning it is stupid keep putting them up abet none of u who r saying the should do it don't have to spend lots on travel do u I spend 32 on travel a wk to GT my children to skool and no the isn't a option as the skool the go to is 3 and half mile away if the Gunn keep putting bus fairs up then least the could do is sort the bloody busses out as most r nakerd and give the drivers a course to do on politness as most r arragent swines

Reply Posted by Keep it on Thursday March 10 2016 at 16:53
I hope your kids are not going to the same school you did, if they are you may as well keep them at home and use the money to buy some turkey twangers.

Reply Posted by jm__52 on Thursday March 10 2016 at 07:47
Mi Cards are an afordable way for kids to travel round south yorkshire and no they shouldn't stop it beacause i have another 5 years with it yet and its very handy your just a bunch of jealous and spitefull diabolical morons and no oaps shouldnt have to pay because some might not have a lot of money and it helps them their pass tut tut tut most of barnsley people are just morons in the first place

Reply Posted by stephen barton on Thursday March 10 2016 at 21:25
Are pay 70p at minute witnout my card so how much with m.card

Reply Posted by Scott on Saturday March 12 2016 at 23:05
What everyone is forgetting is that not that long ago there excuses for the rise in fares was down to fuel price rises now fuel is around £1 mark that's about 40p cheaper than this time : years ago so surely the fares should be coming down not going up tut tut Barnsley council