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Buses / Coaches / FTR, All of UK

Competition body has failed to ask what bus passengers want

Peter Huntley - Managing director, Go North East, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8

It was with mounting concern that I read the Competition Commission report on the bus industry. Following the logic of its analysis, Brighton (with little sustained competition) is a ‘failure’ whilst Paisley (persistent competition and many new entrants) is the model of success. Can there be a single bus passenger in the UK who would agree with the Commission’s conclusion?

Like many organisations without any ‘real world’ context the Competition Commission places...

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Stuart
29 Jul 2011

Yes!! - I agree some of these reports seem in a world of their own