Bolton To Increase Price of Matchday Travel

  • November 04, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Effective from November 17th, the price of matchday bus travel to Bolton Wanderers' home games will double.

Following a review of the club's subsidised service, Wanderers supporters will have to pay £2 for a single ticket, or £3 to use the return service.

Jan Kozlowski, who is Director of Facilities and Operations at the Reebok Stadium, admitted the decision was made due to increasing costs and the decreasing number of supporters travelling to matches.

"The club have run the subsidised service since we moved to the Reebok in 1997, and will continue to do so," Kozlowski told the club's official website.

"Over the past 15 years, our fares have remained virtually unchanged (and our subsidy has subsequently continued to increase), but with fuel costs more than doubling and passenger numbers changing, we have had no option but to review the prices.

"Our review, and the information that came from it, showed that it is simply not economical to continue the service in its present form.

"While, as a club, we have always tried to resist increasing prices, the new fares still represent exceptional value for money.

"Similar bus journeys to our scheduled times and distances can cost £3.80 for a single and £4.80 for a return (Bury to Horwich for example, and this only to/from the Beehive).

"If there had been another option, we would have taken it. Unfortunately, there wasn't.

"We hope supporters who use the service appreciate that the change in prices is driven solely by the economics of passenger numbers and usage."

The club have also confirmed that the early service which operates from Bury will cease to run as of Saturday 17th November.

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