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 Post subject: School Bus fares
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Why are they so extortinate? Really chuffed as DC got an offer to first choice indie - but the school bus fare adds another £450+ per term to already high fees - its not even that far away! Is this the going rate?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:22 pm 
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£450 per term for bus travel is a large sum of money. Is it possible for DC to travel by public transport?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:24 pm 
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It does seem to be the going rate...can you share transport runs with another parent?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:24 pm 
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I suppose it depends where the school is. If it's in the back of beyond public transport might not be an option. Could anyone share lifts with you, or you pay a parent to take your child?



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:25 pm 
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Its out in the sticks so probably not, or at least not easily :(


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:26 pm 
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Okay, so I think I might know which school you mean. Could you ask this school to put you in contact with another parent living near you?


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Hadn't thought of that - sounds like a good idea. But just what is typical for bus fares (or train fares for that matter?)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:50 pm 
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Sorry, I have no experience of how much they cost, but I do know that they're expensive.


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That does seem an awful lot. For only £105 a term a child (11-15 plus 16-18's in full time education with a photocard) can get unlimited travel (including evenings & weekends) on all the buses & trains in the West Midlands Met county - did wonders for my DS2's social life!


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