The Prices on the Bus...
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Back in the mists of time (well the early 1980s anyway)
At this time the maximum fares on South Yorkshire Transport buses was a whopping two pence for kids and five pence for adults (or was it ten pence for adults? - not being an adult at the time I'm not completely sure.)
Unfortunately as the decade progressed this piece of public service was unfortunately held up by the Tory government as the worst example of socialist profligacy and so they set about dismantling it and privatising
Obviously the amount of subsidy was rather over the top but thanks to the First Mainline and Stagecoach (the two bus contractors in
Average price to travel a few stops: £1.60! Yes that's £1.60 to go less than a mile. Heaven knows what the maximum fare is! Compare that to
Now this is all making me sound like a grumpy old man chanting "It's not like it was in my day" but how have we got to this situation? Be warned - if you come to
In fact a second mortgage might be the order of the day!