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  • "First Bus need to sort their service out before they increase the cost of travelling. My 11 year old son travels from Braintree to school in Chelmsford and has been doing so since September 2012. We have to pay a full adult fare of £105 per month. At least once a week we end up having to drive him to Chelmsford because the 7:32 number 70 fails to turn up. Only this week when I called first bus at 8:15 to complain and ask when the next bus would come I was told it would be at least another hour. Meaning the bus would have been at least 1hr 45 minutes late. First Bus need to address their appalling service and give their customers the service they pay for before they even dare ask for more money."
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Braintree: First Bus fares set to rise

Braintree: First Bus fares set to rise

Braintree: First Bus fares set to rise

First published in News Braintree and Witham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

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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