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Leicestershire cuts bus subsidies at the same time as funding HS2 work

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Rhodri Clark
26 October 2018
The 129 subsidised bus service which runs between Loughborough and Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire
The 129 subsidised bus service which runs between Loughborough and Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire

 

Leicestershire County Council will cut £400,000 from its budget for supporting bus services while allocating the same amount to mitigating the impacts of HS2 construction in the county.

The council spends about £2.3m a year on supporting passenger transport, and says some services receive £17 of subsidy per passenger journey. Last week the cabinet agreed to adopt a draft Passenger Transport Policy and Strategy (PTPS), which will save about £400,000 a year, as required...

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