One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A charge of half the usual fare for a journey on public transport, available to certain groups such as children and older people.‘all children under 18 travel at half fare’
- ‘He wants the scheme to be extended nationally in place of children paying half fares.’
- ‘Under the present system, they have to pay half fare.’
- ‘Maybe you can go for half fare.’
- ‘They recently introduced a special half fare for those who accompany their spouses on business trips.’
- ‘There was a station attendant on duty and ready to help us, so both boys got their half fares.’
- ‘Some crew have an ingenuous way of determining whether a child should be charged full or half fare.’
- ‘Currently the council gives money to reimburse bus companies for charging half fares.’
- ‘These are printed and permit seniors to ride at half fare.’
- ‘District councillors stopped issuing the tokens last year when it switched to concessionary bus passes, entitling holders to half fares.’
- ‘Blind people travel free, and young people and students pay half fare.’
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