Fares to rise

BUS fares in the region will rise in the New Year.

Arriva North East says it has had to increase a number of fares to maintain investment at current levels.

In North Northumberland the Discover Day Ticket will rise from £5.50 to £5.80, while the Passport Weekly Ticket will increase from £18.50 to £20.

The Morpeth Zone weekly ticket will rise from £19 to £20, while the four-weekly pass will increase from £74 to £78.

Prices of some single and return tickets will increase between 5p and 30p.

The changes will come into effect on Monday, January 2. For more information visit www.arrivabus.co.uk