27 March 2012

The result of a fares review for Nottingham’s tram network has been announced.

A new fares structure will be introduced in the middle of April and, whilst some tram ticket prices have been maintained at current levels, others are scheduled to increase.

The news follows the recent uplift in the city’s multi-operator Kangaroo ticket prices. Roger Harrison, Chairman of Tramlink Nottingham, the consortium which is extending the network and operating the existing system, explained: “We have managed to keep child fares and the adult peak single ticket at the same level. Unavoidably, other prices have had to rise but the increases have been minimised as far as possible.

“Fare increases are not something we take lightly, but we would still argue that the tram offers excellent value for money in terms of service frequency and reliability for travelling into and out of the city centre.

“Some vastly underused ticket options such as the Pay Point 15 day adult ticket will be withdrawn and we expect the new structure to come into force on 15 April. Customers will able to see a complete list of the new fare options on thetram.net website and on board trams prior to their introduction.”

The key fare changes following the review are:

Adult Day ticket – from £3.20 to £3.50 Adult Peak Single – held at £2.50 Adult off peak single – from £1.70 to £1.90Adult 30 day Pay Point season – from £38 to £42 Child Fares - held at current rates