No fare rises says Greater Wellington
Greater Wellington Regional Council
confirmed in today’s council meeting that fares will
continue to be held at current levels.
“This is good
news for bus and train users,” says Chair of the
council’s Sustainable Transport Committee, Cr Barbara
“Metlink is enjoying unprecedented growth
in patronage across buses and trains. Holding fares will
encourage even more people to use public transport and with
more passengers we will see a positive impact on income,”
adds Cr Donaldson.
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