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Nottingham tram fares up by over 7% from next week

NOTTINGHAM’s tram network operator, Nottingham Express Transit (NET), is introducing an increase to its fares from Monday 3 April 2023.

The fares that are increasing include the adult single and day tickets, along with the annual season pass.

The planned price adjustment will see a selection of tickets increase, including the adult single ticket, which will rise by 20p, from £2.80 to £3, and the adult day ticket, which will increase by 30p, from £4.70 to £5.

Some of the tram operator’s other fares will remain the same.

The short hop ticket will remain at £1.50, and the group ticket prices will stay at £8 for off-peak and £12 during peak times.

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Tim Hesketh, Chief Executive of Tramlink, said:

“The tram is a low-carbon public transport option for thousands of people living, working and studying in and around Nottingham, which is also helping the city work towards its 2028 carbon neutral goal.

“To continue this essential service and maintain the network for the benefit of the city and its visitors, we are having to make increases across a selection of our ticket types.

“This is a necessary move to ensure we can continue to operate a convenient and reliable service throughout the city, especially during peak travel times, while reacting to the current economic landscape including abnormally high inflation and rising energy costs. We usually review ticket prices at the start of the year and we have delayed making this decision for as long as possible.

“This is a hard decision that other transport operators may also have to take, especially those who, alongside us, do not receive subsidies from the government. That said, we appreciate the impact this has on our customers.

“We have worked to keep as many fares as possible at the same rate. These include the short hop ticket price, so that passengers are able to continue to use the trams for shorter journeys at a lower cost to help them get around our beloved Nottingham.”

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