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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 10. 1965.

Cable Fares Down

Cable Fares Down

Salient Reporter

Travel by Cable-car is cheaper than before.

Cable-Car concession cards will from tomorrow cost 3/6 instead or 4/6.

This is the result of a successful appeal by the Students' Association to the Transport Licensing Appeal Board.

Under the Transport Act, any transport authority decision to raise fares may be appealed against to the board.

In his decision Judge Archer upheld the Students' Association's argument that the cable-car should not be regarded as part of the general City Council transport system. He agreed that there was a good case for arguing that the cable-car should be considered as a separate entity when decisions on fare increases are taken.

The appeal was conducted for the Students' Association by the Association's lawyers.

The decrease in fares applies to all members of the public and not just to students.

The City Council considered that it would be impracticable to lower fares to students only. It would be difficult to distinguish at the ticket barrier between students and non-students.