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Is Baker the Beeching for England’s rural bus networks?

Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14
28 January 2011
 

The inference of Ray Bentley’s letter regarding falling tender prices for bus services is that bus operators make a large profit on tenders.

Over the last two years tender prices will have benefited from a falling oil price, reversed dramatically in the last six months, and rising numbers of passengers using the OAP national free travel scheme, as tendered services tend to have a higher percentage of OAP’s than commercial services.

Now fuel prices have risen, along with many other...

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