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Transport: the Pays de la Loire Region increases the prices of TER trains... before those of school buses


This Wednesday, the price of TER single tickets will increase by 6% and that of subscriptions by 4% on average. Next September, an increase of 40 euros per child will apply for school transport.

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TER users in Pays de la Loire, with the exception of those under 26, will have to pay a little more for their trip.

This Wednesday, a price increase will come into effect.

"It will be 4% on average on an average subscription of €100 before the payment of the employer's share"

, explains to


, Roch Brancour, president of the infrastructure, transport and sustainable mobility commission at the Pays de la Loire Region. .

As for the price of the ticket per unit, it will increase by 6% on average:

"This represents an increase of 50 cents for a journey of 40km"


Changes in TER fares in Pays de la Loire:

  • The “Unlimited Tutti” subscription for over 26s: +€3.30 per month;

  • The “Monthly Tutti” subscription for over 26s: +€4 per month;

  • The “Weekly Tutti” coupon for over 26s: +1.40 euro;

  • Adult Ecco tickets: +€1 on average

A decision intended to partly offset the additional costs caused by inflation, the rise in energy prices and the increase in the wage bill.

“It seems fair to us that the community bears most of the increases but not all of them.

Knowing that less than a quarter of the additional cost is borne by individuals

,” defends Roch Brancour.

He specifies that currently the price paid by users for a ticket represents only 28% of the actual cost, the rest being borne by the local authority.

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The choice of the Pays de la Loire Region, with a majority on the right, is also to defend a

“shock of supply”

, as Christelle Morançais, its president, described it during her vows on January 23rd.

Citing the figure of 22% more public transport since 2016, she confirmed that she wanted to




this trajectory

“despite the crisis, despite inflation, despite everything”


No increase since 2019

Roch Brancour confirms this ambition:

“Our desire is to increase the offer by 70% within ten years.

This is a key strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and better protecting residents against rising fuel costs.”

However, he brushes aside criticism from the ranks of the left and the RN in the face of rising prices:

"All those who promote free access are harbingers of a reduction in supply"

, he believes.

Words that echo the recent decision of Nantes Métropole to reduce its public transport offer.

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According to the regional elected official, the effectiveness of the strategy put in place is confirmed by the current attendance:

“Whether on the TER network or the Aléop coaches, the level of attendance in 2019 (before the Covid-19 pandemic , editor’s note) is exceeded.”

A trend

“favoured by the context of the increase in the cost of fuel which encourages people to take public transport”,

he recognizes however.

More expensive school buses

Parents of children using the Aléop school transport network must also be prepared to put their hands in their wallets more.

A price increase is scheduled for September 1.

It will be


warns Roch Brancour.

The price will indeed go from 110€ to 150€ per year per child.

On the other hand, free from the third child is retained.

“The school transport policy is the most subsidized.

The annual cost per student is around 1250€.

The participation of families will increase from 9% to 12%

, tempers the regional elected official.

Here again, the choice is therefore made to pass on part of the additional operating cost to the users.

Source: lefigaro

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