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#497323 - 4th Apr 2011 6:42pm Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off
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DIRECT SERVICE AM SINGLE £1.60 RETURN £2.50
EVENING SERVICE PM SINGLE £2.50 RETURN £3.50

Figure this, last week you could get the ferry one way for £1.55 in the evening if you lived in Liverpool. Now the price has gone through the roof for an evening commute.

Tonight i arrived a Seacombe to be told of the increase and i informed them i wasn't going to pay or use the service any more and cycled to Hamilton Square to get the marginally cheaper train service.

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#497328 - 4th Apr 2011 6:50pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: pacef8]
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Having been on the service in the evening, it doesnt really surprise me, im more surprised they are actually still in business tbh, as sometimes they are simply dead in the evenings!

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#497341 - 4th Apr 2011 7:04pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: pacef8]
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Wow I thought the ferry's where just a traditional novelty tourist attraction. I didn't know people still actually used them for serious travel.

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#497369 - 4th Apr 2011 7:39pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: pacef8]
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Unlike the rest of the transport systems - the ferries made a profit AGAIN this year.
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#497372 - 4th Apr 2011 7:45pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
Unlike the rest of the transport systems - the ferries made a profit AGAIN this year.

Amazing!! oshocked

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#497390 - 4th Apr 2011 8:08pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: pacef8]
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I have a soft spot for the Ferries. Without them Wallasey wouldn't haven't grown in the 1880's which resulted in many houses being built and New Brighton becoming popular for tourists. With dwindling numbers I suppose its going to be evitable that prices will increase.

Just a shame that eventually all the Transport systems will increase there fares this year. Less money in paypackets.

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#497398 - 4th Apr 2011 8:12pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: pacef8]
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It's still cheaper than the bus or train yes
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#497442 - 4th Apr 2011 8:44pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: pacef8]
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wish the bus's were that cheap,now they ''are''a rip off!!
£2.50 one way on the bus to birkenhead from new ferry! or £4.20 day ticket which is cheaper if you use the bus a few times in the day.

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#497980 - 5th Apr 2011 7:44pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: pacef8]
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From Nutterbloke;

The Weekly ticket went up by 25p on Monday. Its great, still dirt cheap. still get a free coffee on the morning commute and its cheaper than the bus. They could have warned us tho. lots of ppl didnt have the xtra 25p

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#498052 - 5th Apr 2011 9:44pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: chris7777]
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Originally Posted By: chris7777
wish the bus's were that cheap,now they ''are''a rip off!!
£2.50 one way on the bus to birkenhead from new ferry! or £4.20 day ticket which is cheaper if you use the bus a few times in the day.
That seems a mad pricing structure - a day ticket cheaper than a return???
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#498058 - 5th Apr 2011 9:48pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: Nighteyes]
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Originally Posted By: Lady_Lol
From Nutterbloke;

The Weekly ticket went up by 25p on Monday. Its great, still dirt cheap. still get a free coffee on the morning commute and its cheaper than the bus. They could have warned us tho. lots of ppl didnt have the xtra 25p


Cost me £16.00 today still for a weekly ticket! Bus driver must of not known!

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#498091 - 5th Apr 2011 10:21pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: PaulWirral
Originally Posted By: Lady_Lol
From Nutterbloke;

The Weekly ticket went up by 25p on Monday. Its great, still dirt cheap. still get a free coffee on the morning commute and its cheaper than the bus. They could have warned us tho. lots of ppl didnt have the xtra 25p


Cost me £16.00 today still for a weekly ticket! Bus driver must of not known!


thats about the ferry prices

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#498093 - 5th Apr 2011 10:23pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: diggingdeeper]
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That seems a mad pricing structure - a day ticket cheaper than a return???


? I got told by a driver you cant get returns anymore just day tickets


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#498107 - 5th Apr 2011 10:34pm Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: pacef8]
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I guess the "Bus and boat returns" have gone as well then wink
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#498192 - 6th Apr 2011 9:11am Re: Mersey Ferry Price Increase Rip Off [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Originally Posted By: diggingdeeper
Originally Posted By: chris7777
wish the bus's were that cheap,now they ''are''a rip off!!
£2.50 one way on the bus to birkenhead from new ferry! or £4.20 day ticket which is cheaper if you use the bus a few times in the day.
That seems a mad pricing structure - a day ticket cheaper than a return???

Yeah Mel gets em when she is working in the CAB, either £5.40 to Wallasey and back, or a day ticket for £4.20! You do the maths lmao! And on top of that, she was, until last week, attending Uni on the same days, so it would have been costing a further £2.60 from Wallasey to Liverpool. so £8.00 vs £4.20.

Those day tickets are certainly worth it, though having said that, you can get a saveaway for £4.60 and that covers the trains and First buses as well!! Though the day ticket on the buses covers the whole of the northwest and wales iirc?

Stupid pricing, I guess its more about getting the average spend per customer higher, but its outrageous when you think one stop on a train/bus can cost about £2.00 nowadays.

I remember, when I was a kid, Leasowe - Bidston station was 15p, now I dunno what the child fare is now, or what the adult fare was then, but the adult fares where around double the child fare. Im sure the last time I checked, it was like £1.50 to do the same route as an adult.

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