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Burnham under fire from local paper for poor state of Manchester’s buses

Control over buses is an area where the elected mayors of England’s conurbations are meant to have powers to make significant changes but one has been criticised for not making changes fast enough. Rik Thomas reports

29 March 2019
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham – under significant pressure from the local media to improve bus services
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham – under significant pressure from the local media to improve bus services

 

On 24 March The Manchester Evening News published a lengthy analysis of the allegedly parlous state of the bus network in the Greater Manchester conurbation, describing it in the article’s headline as “patchy, expensive and nonsensical”.

“The choice between walking a long or risky route in the dark, getting a taxi, being late or not going out at all will ring true for thousands of Greater Manchester bus passengers,” the paper said after detailing the travails...

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