Dean Paul from Eastwood.

Save Free Tram Travel campaign is calling for solidarity following an increase in ticket prices.

Nottingham Express Transit (NET) has increased all ticket fares following a escalation in fare dodgers costing the company about £2million a year.

An adult day ticket now costs £5.30 -a increase of 30p and the student week pass now costing £18 up from £17.

Save Free Tram Travel Campaigner Des Conway is confident they will stop NET and Nottingham City Council in their tracks with the increase in ticket prices following the council’s bankruptcy late last year.

He said: “Increasing tram fees shows they aren’t thinking about thousands of disabled people and pensioners that have been affected by the cost-of-living crisis.”

Mr Conway, 65, suffers from a neurological disorder himself said: “We need to stop the Oliver Twist approach of asking for more, more, more because it’s not good enough we need to unite and fight for change.”

The campaign is continually protesting for cheaper travel around the city, focusing on the impact on the vulnerable.

He continued “If tram passes get scrapped how will vulnerable pensioners attend medical appointments?

“The Queen’s Medical Centre tram stop is vital for the vulnerable and is a brilliant asset to Nottingham.”

Dean Paul, a frequent tram user from Eastwood, said: “I got my ticket checked today for the first time ever so if they do increase the price even more, they at least need to check everyone’s ticket.

“If Nottingham want tourism and tourists to enjoy the city, they aren’t going to be happy with paying over £50 for a week pass and then not have it checked.”

To help with the stretch on customers pockets, NET are having a January sale with the annual season ticket now costing £450.