Bus company Stagecoach will be introducing fare rises across the East of Scotland.

The new fares will take effect from Sunday, March 31. Ticket prices will go up by six per cent, including multi-journey tickets and products like Flexi 5.

Douglas Robertson, managing director for Stagecoach East Scotland, said: “Stagecoach has consistently delivered some of the lowest ticket prices in the country and we are committed to continuing to keep fares as low as possible for our passengers.

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“As well as paying for the day to day running of the country’s vital bus networks, ticket costs help us to continue investing in improvements for our passengers and pay for bus workers who have worked hard to keep communities connected and services running during the pandemic.

“We are doing everything possible to absorb these cost increases and to help protect our valued customers at the same time as ensuring our own people receive fair pay increases to help them manage the significant cost-of-living challenges.

“That means that changing our fares to reflect the current climate is a necessity to ensure we can keep our services running and connecting communities across the country.”