Krasnodar, 5 July. The price of tram, trolleybus and bus fares has grown by 16.6%.
Since July 2, the price of a tram and trolleybus ticket is 35 roubles, compared with 30 roubles before that.
Director of the Krasnodar Trolleybus and Tram Directorate Aleksandr Grachev said that the reasons for the price increase were the shortage of personnel related to low wages, and the appreciation of components for vehicles.
“At present, the understaffing of drivers equals to 32%, conductors – 45%, support staff – nearly 12%, and engineers – 10%. As on January 1, 2022, the staff reduced by 455 workers compared to 2019, plus 70 persons resigned during the first six months of this year,” Aleksandr Grachev said.
He also mentioned that the management of their company had raised this issue last April.
Head of the Krasnodar City Department for Prices and Tariffs Dmitri Vasiliev noted that the cost of conveyance of one passenger is higher than the current fare.
Owing to the increased fares, the drivers’ wages will grow by 15%.