No increase to prices this year.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) will not increase Subway fares in January 2023 as originally planned. This is in light of the continuing positive growth in patronage, which has seen passenger numbers return to the Subway at more than 90% pre-COVID figures. The decision also takes in to account the ongoing cost of living crisis affecting many Subway users.
At a Partnership meeting held today (Friday 16 December), members approved a report to postpone a previously proposed Subway fare increase due to be implemented in January 2023.
SPT chair Councillor Stephen Dornan said:
“We have decided to pause the previously agreed increase in Subway fares to help our passengers who are already facing a cost of living crisis and numerous hardships.
“Despite not receiving any government COVID support this year and the financial challenges SPT is facing together with the uncertainty while we wait for budgets to be set for next year, we have seen a greater and positive improvement in Subway patronage numbers than expected at this point which is great news. It is appropriate therefore that we reconsider the earlier decision regarding a fare increase to reflect where we are now.”
Future Subway fare increases will now be considered as part of the 2023/24 revenue budget process.