Rid­ing public trans­port set to cost more

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The cost of public trans­port is to rise from Jan­uary 1, Trans­port Min­is­ter Christos Spirtzis said yesterday, back­track­ing on his pledge that com­muters would not be af­fected by re­cent tax in­creases de­manded by Greece’s cred­i­tors. Spirtzis said there would be a 10 per­cent rise due to the in­crease in value-added tax. As a re­sult, the cost of a reg­u­lar ticket, cur­rently 1.20 eu­ros, will in­crease to 1.30 eu­ros. The gov­ern­ment aims to limit the price rise for trav­el­cards, Spirtzis said. A five­day trav­el­card costs 10 eu­ros.

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