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The drawbacks of extending free bus travel eligibility

Roger Sexton Nottingham NG1
27 April 2018
Labour’s free bus travel policy for under-25s would cause capacity problems in big cities, warns Roger Sexton
Labour’s free bus travel policy for under-25s would cause capacity problems in big cities, warns Roger Sexton

 

All regular readers of LTT will know that I am a vehement opponent of the current legal regime governing buses. Nevertheless I cannot support either of the proposals that appear on page 5 of the current issue (‘Corbyn pledges free bus travel for under-25s in franchise areas’, ‘Make bus travel free for all’ LTT13 Apr).

Free bus travel for under-25s would create enormous capacity problems here in Nottingham and in other university cities where students would switch from...

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