Bristol bus fare demo

First bus service plan to hold a consultation and review of their fares Credit: David Jones/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Commuters and local politicians will be voicing their concerns over the rise in bus fares at peaceful demonstration later [Saturday]. It will be held outside Bristol Bus station and start at 12:00pm.

It comes after First bus service announced they will be holding a consultation and review of their fares.

It has been organised by Daniel Farr a concerned bus user who started the Make Fares Fair campaign by setting up an e-petition on the direct.gov.uk website that has now collected over 2,840 signatures.

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Bristol bus fare review

Bristol's biggest provider of bus services, First, has begun three months of public consultations after thousands of people signed a petition asking the government to force them to lower their fares.