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Bus fares predicted to soar

PoliticsHome.com reported on new analysis from Labour showing that bus fares are predicted to rise as providers secure higher profits despite cuts to services.

The figures show that average bus fares are set to be 53 per cent higher in real terms in 2022 than they were in 2010.

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Derbyshire on Thursday 31 January to discuss cuts to services but was forced to change his travel plans last minute as the bus he was due to take failed to arrive on time. Speaking ahead of the visit he said: ‘Passengers now face a toxic mix of rising fares, cuts to services and reduced access…for too long the bus industry has put profit for a few before millions of passengers.’

Full article:

PoliticsHome.com - Jeremy Corbyn blasts soaring bus fares as operators bank £3.3bn in profits

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