The table below shows the summary of the changes.
- DayRider currently £4.20 will increase to £4.40
- DayRider Plus currently £5.90 will increase to £6
- Family DayRider currently £8.50 will increase to £9
- MegaRider currently £12 will increase to £13
- MegaRider Plus currently £16.50 will increase to £17.50
- MegaConnect currently £35 will increase to £38
This diagram shows the changes of the bus fares since 2016. The DayRider ticket, which allows unlimited travel within the city all day on any Stagecoach bus, has increased by 20p each year since 2016. The MegaRider ticket, which allows unlimited travel within the city all week on any Stagecoach bus, has increased by 50p from 2016 to 2017 and then a further £1 from 2017 to 2018 meaning the MegaRider ticket has increased by £1.50 since 2016.
Stagecoach East Midlands told Lincoln Bus "We are making some changes to some bus fares in the Lincoln area from Monday 26 March 2018; we recognise that price increases are never welcome, which is why it is our usual practice to review our fares only once a year just before Easter; our last full review was twelve months ago on 2 April 2017.
Our aim is always to offer the best value bus travel whilst ensuring that we are able to continue operating a stable bus network in the longer term. We do our absolute best to keep prices as low as possible as we continue to face rising costs and reduced public sector investment in buses. Notices are currently in buses advising customers of our revised fares.
Despite these changes, the cost of taking the bus remains significantly cheaper than commuting by car and bus travel helps free up precious time for customers who might otherwise have to drive themselves and find a parking space.
We continue to reinvest the money from fares in new buses, smart ticketing, our website and smartphone app which allow customers to track their bus, and mobile ticketing. From May we will be introducing contactless card payments to our bus services."