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  • "Well lets hope the services improves in Braintree. Don't normally use buses, but decided to use one in December. The bus normally runs every half hour, I waited over an hour and still no bus arrived. Eventually a driver walked over and told us it would be at least another hour. He was very apologetic but very embarrassed at telling us of the delay. I shared a taxi home with another person from the bus as we were very cold & fed up by then."
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Braintree: First Bus fares set to rise

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: First Bus fares set to rise Braintree: First Bus fares set to rise

Fares on First Bus services across Essex are set to rise.

From February 3, in Braintree, the cost of an adult day ticket will increase from £3.50 to £3.60, an adult weekly from £13.50 to £14 and a child day ticket from £2.30 to £2.40.

Steve Wicks, regional commercial director, said: “The Company is facing many challenges during this uncertain economic climate, however I believe that First remains in a strong position to continue to deliver high quality bus services.”

For more information go to www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/essex.

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