From tomorrow (Monday 19th May) fares on the 394 Glossop to Stepping Hill service, along with other local bus services (in Glossop 61/390/393) run by High Peak Buses are changing, to what it's not entirely clear as except for a few Facebook comments made this evening, their website just advises the following :
From Monday 19th May 2014, all High Peak singles, day/period returns and weekly tickets are to be affected by a fare revision as we alter the way that we calculate our fares.
From the comments on Facebook - fares are going up by 10p on most single fares, 20p on period returns. Day returns will increase by more as the former Trent and Bowers fare scales are being merged. Long distance fares may rise by more, although some fares are not increasing at all. Exact details will depend on your journey.
Although one confirmed increase is a whopping 25% rise in the cost of a Peak Plus Day ticket which will now increase from its current £6 to £7.50.
A new maximum day return fare of £6.50 is also being introduced in the "peak plus" area.
Although not much help for if you're going out to catch an early bus in the morning, they advise via their Facebook page "For details of the fare for a specific journey call our customer services team or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget the Travel club means you can save 15% off single and return fares - so a new maximum return in the Peak Plus area of £5.55 for members, saving 7.5% on the current fare. The discount on our Tango ticket has also increased to 25%. Metro week tickets are also not changing."
If you're affected by this please get in touch - and if you can let me know what you're new fare is please do - I'll add further details as and when I get them.
Most local single journeys (at least Glossop ones) have gone up by 10p with the fare from Gamesley to Glossop now been £2.30 (was £2.20) and Glossop to Buxton now been £3.30 (was £3.20).
This change now means for Gamesley / Glossop journeys it is 30p cheaper on Stotts 341/202 than it is on the 394.