Bus and tram fares in Sheffield have been capped at £2 as a part of the Mayor’s plan to tackle the cost of living crisis.
The price cap came in last week for bus and tram services across South Yorkshire, two months ahead of the national £2 cap on bus journeys at the start of next year.
Oliver Coppard, Mayor of South Yorkshire, said: ” As we head into winter, I know just how many people in South Yorkshire are worrying about feeding their families, heating their homes, and affording the very day-to-day basics as the cost of living continues to spiral.
“Public transport is part of the solution. That’s why we’re not just introducing the £2 fare cap early here in South Yorkshire, we’re extending it to include trams.
Before the cap, there were over 700,000 journeys that cost over £2 in South Yorkshire. Services that already cost under £2 will not be affected.
He continued: “We have a broken public transport system here in South Yorkshire but bit by bit we’re making things better for the travelling public. This is just another step on that journey.”
The price cap is part of a £12.3 million investment from the Mayoral Authority to protect bus routes and school services in South Yorkshire from cuts.
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