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    Will bus prices start decreasing again soon?


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    In the last ten years the price of a single ticket has risen 100%(doubled) and the Brighton & Hove bus company say it's due to rising costs so will the prices start to go down soon? I know plenty of people say 'it's good value for money' which I suppose to a point it is but surely there must reach a point where they have to stop raising prices?

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      In the last ten years the price of a single ticket has risen 100%(doubled) and the Brighton & Hove bus company say it's due to rising costs so will the prices start to go down soon? I know plenty of people say 'it's good value for money' which I suppose to a point it is but surely there must reach a point where they have to stop raising prices?
      If you don't like the prices just use the other bus company.
      At least taxpayers money isn't being used to increase the city's dependence on busses.
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      In the last ten years the price of a single ticket has risen 100%(doubled) and the Brighton & Hove bus company say it's due to rising costs so will the prices start to go down soon? I know plenty of people say 'it's good value for money' which I suppose to a point it is but surely there must reach a point where they have to stop raising prices?
      I've never been convinced by the bus company's assertion of rising fuel costs to justify their annual price increases, especially when they didn't increase bus prices on the 23 and 25 services - they only ones where they had competition.

      My belief is that the people of Brighton are subsidising other regions of the Go Ahead group which don't have so much bus use.
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      I cant affort the bus so I tend to get a taxi.
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      I cant affort the bus so I tend to get a taxi.
      if there are 3 or 4 of you this is cheaper usually
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      In the last ten years the price of a single ticket has risen 100%(doubled) and the Brighton & Hove bus company say it's due to rising costs so will the prices start to go down soon? I know plenty of people say 'it's good value for money' which I suppose to a point it is but surely there must reach a point where they have to stop raising prices?
      The cost of diesel 10 years ago on average was 78p and is currently on average 140p. So unless you thought the price 10 years ago was too high then you don't really have much on an argument.

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      I've never been convinced by the bus company's assertion of rising fuel costs to justify their annual price increases, especially when they didn't increase bus prices on the 23 and 25 services - they only ones where they had competition.

      My belief is that the people of Brighton are subsidising other regions of the Go Ahead group which don't have so much bus use.
      There is no real competition , Compass and Big Lemon have picked up the routes that attract a council subsidy to keep them running or else they would disappear altogether as uneconomically viable.
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      http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice...e-archive.html

      Well considering fuel prices have been increasing since 2000, there's no surprise. I wonder if these increases have to do with foreign intervention in middle-eastern states....
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      As I said I dont know just assumed
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      If you don't like the prices just use the other bus company.
      At least taxpayers money isn't being used to increase the city's dependence on busses.
      You mention 'the other bus company', well there is very little alternative, apart from up and down the Lewes Road to the Uni (Big Lemon), the London Road as far as Patcham (Stagecoach, Sussex Bus and MetroBus), along the Western Road (Stagecoach), and a few odd services operated by Compass, Brighton & Hove Buses hold the absolute monopoly. I also know that Stagecoach (within the city boundary) are even more expensive.
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      You mention 'the other bus company', well there is very little alternative, apart from up and down the Lewes Road to the Uni (Big Lemon), the London Road as far as Patcham (Stagecoach, Sussex Bus and MetroBus), along the Western Road (Stagecoach), and a few odd services operated by Compass, Brighton & Hove Buses hold the absolute monopoly. I also know that Stagecoach (within the city boundary) are even more expensive.
      Sarcasm is hard to convey over the internet. I absolutely hate the bus system in this city.

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