Fares on First Bus services across Essex are set to rise.

From February 3, in Braintree, the cost of an adult day ticket will increase from £3.50 to £3.60, an adult weekly from £13.50 to £14 and a child day ticket from £2.30 to £2.40.

Steve Wicks, regional commercial director, said: “The Company is facing many challenges during this uncertain economic climate, however I believe that First remains in a strong position to continue to deliver high quality bus services.”

For more information go to www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/essex.