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Regular news: Issue 558 12 Nov 2010

Fears for bus networks as concessionary fares guidance cuts operator payments

Changes to concessionary fares reimbursement in England from April next year could have a devastating impact on the economics of bus services, particularly in rural areas, the conference heard.

“I think frankly this is going to be a disaster,” said Peter Shipp, chairman of operator the EYMS?Group. “It worries me that we’re going far too quickly into what is going to be a very significant change to public transport in England, shire counties particularly, if this goes...

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