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Metrolink fares to rise by 4 per cent
9:44am Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
METROLINK fares are to increase by an average of four per cent in January.
Child fares will be reduced or frozen, and 51 per cent of individual fares will remain unchanged. The rises have been approved by members of the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Committee.
Ticket income is used to run and improve the Metrolink network and to pay towards the £1.4 billion expansion.
The expanded network will be served by a fleet of 94 new trams, following the decision to replace all 32 of the older, less reliable trams by 2014 — the same year that “touch in, touch out” smartcards will be introduced on the network when fares wll be based on a zonal structure.