Re: first bus fares increase
I have been using Firstbus often this month since Arriva stopped - so have probably bought about 8 tickets. I normally get day tickets and keep them in a ticket holder, and just replace the one at the front, then empty them when it gets thicker, so I should have a few to check.
My coat is out in the car, and I will check it later to see if the locations I got on match what it says on the ticket. I had noticed quite a while ago (but rarely used FIrstbus then) that sometimes it said the exact stop, and other times places it a few stops away as you said - but as I was offering the money they were getting the correct fare.
I presume you are in Cumbernauld, and I am sure I remember reading in the past there were different criteria for buses beyond somewhere on the A80 but cannot remember where ?Castlecary Arches?
As for the ZERO ticket, I could only guess it to be an error.