WITH the beginning of the new year now upon us, local residents can expect to pay more for public transport, with fees for Zone One in Shepparton and fares for V/Line services between Melbourne and Shepparton having seen an increase as of January 1.
Zone One bus fares will increase slightly in Shepparton, with the cost of a two hour fare having seen an increase of 20 cents (10 cents for concession).
Fares for V/Line services between Melbourne and Shepparton will increase by around 4 percent, with the cost of an off-peak single fare from Shepparton to Melbourne costing $23.60 ($11.80 for concession).
A Public Transport Victoria spokesperson said, “These increases keep fares adjusted for changes in the CPI (Consumer Price Index) and contribute to ongoing investment in a number of major public transport projects.
In Shepparton, as a result of a Public Transport Victoria initiative to improve regional fares, Zone Two town bus fares have been reduced by around 15 percent, with the cost of a two hour ticket now being $3.20 or $1.60 for concession.”