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Nizhny Tagil tram fares to be raised on January 1

In Nizhny Tagil, following commercial buses, the cost of travel and baggage in trams will increase. From January 1, 2023, the fee will be 24 rubles, the press service of the mayor’s office told Vse Novosti news agency.

New tariff for public transport in Nizhny Tagil approved at a meeting on December 7, the Regional Energy Commission. After that, about increasing the fare from December 20 announced private carriers. Now it’s the turn of the city trams.

When contacting the REC, transport companies argued the need to increase tariffs. They are indicatedthat increased the cost of maintenance and repairs of vehicles, fuel and lubricants. In addition, it is necessary to attract new drivers and conductors to the service, as well as increase the salary of existing personnel. The carriers considered it economically justified to pay 26 rubles per trip, but they were agreed to an increase of only 2 rubles.

Residents of Nizhny Tagil criticize the minibuses for dirt in the salons, unstable schedule, access to the line with malfunctions. The municipal tram also gets it, which is scolded for the state of the tracks and the contact network. But the absolute advantage of electric transport is that it runs on schedule and rarely fails citizens. In the evening, it is often the tram that rescues passengers who cannot wait for a minibus, for example, in the direction of the Dzerzhinsky district. At the same time, in the city at the budget expense started to put electronic boards warning about the arrival of public transport. However, they are unstable, not all rolling stock has connected to the system.

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