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Shrinking bus network makes rare media appearance after BBC analysis

Evidence that the nation’s bus networks have declined substantially over the last few years received a large amount of coverage in local papers. Rik Thomas reports
05 March 2018
 

The humble bus, so often the poor relation of transport modes when it comes to catching the eye of the media, received significant coverage in mid-February on the back of analysis carried out by the BBC’s Shared Data Unit. “Britain’s bus network has shrunk to levels last seen in the late 1980s,” the BBC said on 16 February. “Rising car use and cuts to public funding are being blamed for a loss of 134 million miles of coverage over the last decade alone.

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