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Cost of public transport to rise next year

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The cost of public transport is to rise from January 1, Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis said on Monday.

The government official said that there would be a 10 percent rise due to the increase in value-added tax but did not clarify if there would be a further increase beyond that.

He said that the government aims to limit the rise in travelcards, which Spirtzis says are used more regularly by commuters. Currently, a single ticket, which lasts for 70 minutes, costs 1.20 euros. A five-day travelcard costs 10 euros.