AT-HOP Fare Movements. Adult Monthly to Increase 5% while Child Monthly to Increase 18%

Some Stay others take a leap

 

As noted in Remember your AT-HOP Monthly Will Rise 5% to $200/month from End of February earlier today Auckland Transport has announced fare rises across a range of AT-HOP products to take effect from the end of the month.

 

Below is the movements in the fares that affect either trains and/or buses:

AT HOP 2016 Fares Adult https://at.govt.nz/farechange
AT HOP 2016 Fares Adult
https://at.govt.nz/farechange

 

AT HOP 2016 Fares Orakei https://at.govt.nz/farechange
AT HOP 2016 Fares Orakei
https://at.govt.nz/farechange

 

AT HOP 2016 Fares Passes https://at.govt.nz/farechange
AT HOP 2016 Fares Passes
https://at.govt.nz/farechange

 

You can see the full range of new fares here: https://at.govt.nz/farechange

 

Remember:

  1. The NZTA Cost Index rose 0.5% for 2015
  2. The New Zealand Economy is in a state of Deflation (-0.1%)
  3. Fuel in Auckland averages between $1.61-$1.65/litre
  4. The Farebox recovery rate is on target and is about to exceed the target

 

Farebox recovery as of Dec 15 Source: https://at.govt.nz/media/1551076/auckland-transport-monthly-indicators-report-november-2015.pdf
Farebox recovery as of Dec 15
Source: https://at.govt.nz/media/1551076/auckland-transport-monthly-indicators-report-november-2015.pdf

 

So how does Auckland Transport justify:

  • Increase of 5% for the A-B Zone Adult Monthly
  • 18% increase for the A-B Zone Child Monthly
  • Other increases averaging above 5% including moving Orakei to two stages (bus fare should have gone down not the train fare going up)
  • Equity issues in South and West Auckland for those who send their children towards the Isthmus for their education needs

 

The simple answer is it can not so we will just watch people either

  • Fare evade
  • Take the car with petrol prices still falling

 

Your transport provider everyone…

 

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