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Bus services in the North and the Midlands set for £150 million boost

Bus passenger champion, Bus Users UK has given a cautious welcome to today’s announcement that £150 million of new funding is being made available to improve bus services in the North and the Midlands.

Responding to the news, Chief Executive of Bus Users UK Claire Walters said: “The Department for Transport is committing a total of £1 billion for the North and the Midlands, funding that will be critical to protecting and improving local bus services.

“However with routes and services currently under threat, we need clarity about how and when funding will be allocated. This will ensure operators can plan ahead and build services that communities need, and that passengers can rely on.”

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Bus Users 2023-10-23T15:51:56+01:00