The Council set the maximum tariff and a number of operators chose to charge less or to operate a single tariff system – check with the individual operator.
The charges are:
Tariff 1 (Day) – First 1/4 mile to become £3.20 (was £3.10) then £1.82 per mile (was £1.75 per mile)
Tariff 2 (Night) – First 1/4 mile to become £4.80 (was £4.65) then £2.73 per mile (was £2.63 per mile)
Tariff 3 (Christmas and New Year) – First 1/4 mile to become £6.40 (was £6.20) then £3.64 per mile (was £3.51 per mile)
Waiting time cost has increased to £16.63 per hour from £15.99 per hour
No change to soilage charge at £80 and call out fee of £1
Extra charges – 50p extra per head can be charged for All passengers when carrying 5 or more.
Tariff 1 journey of 2 miles
For a Tariff 1 journey of 2 miles passengers will see an increase from £6.17 to £6.39
The same journey in York would cost £6.20 and £5.70 in Manchester.
The national average for for this journey is £5.46
During September, Harrogate was ranked 28th in the UK of the most expensive from 363 and with this changes they will have moved up the ranking.
For a Tariff 2 night-time journey of 2 miles – will be see an increase from £10.79 to £11.17
The changes will come into effect on Monday 12th November 2012.