Adult cash fares are increasing by 25 per cent on Auckland buses and train single-stage trips, in order to encourage more passengers to use electronic ticketing.
The AT HOP card will offer a 20 per cent discount on the trip which will cost cash customers $2.50 on March 29.
In announcing the results of its annual review of bus, rail and ferry fares, Auckland Transport general manager Mark Lambert said the fare rises took into account 2.3 per cent increase in costs of fuel and labour and an attempt to try to recover at least 46 per cent of running costs from bus passengers, currently 45 per cent. The rest comes from public subsidies.
Mr Lambert said the increases across the network would yield an extra $4.5 million from bus users and $600,000 from rail passengers.
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