New Train Fares Reminder
8 March 2011
Train passengers are reminded that new fares take effect from this Sunday.
Rail fare increases range from 10 cents for a one stage trip to 50 cents for eight stages. Customer fares are heavily subsidised through Auckland Transport and government agencies such as New Zealand Transport Agency.
Auckland Transport sets a maximum fare schedule after completing an annual review of ferry, bus and train fares. After its annual review Auckland Transport proposed a small percentage increase on trains only. The increase is due to an $8 million increase in costs associated with providing an additional 421 train services a week.
Bus and ferry operators have the right to set prices for ticket products they offer themselves.
For more information on fare increases effective from 13 March, go to maxx.co.nz