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New £254m grant to restore bus services back to normal

Talks continue between the bus industry and the Scottish and Welsh Governments about a funding package to pay for increased service levels as their lockdown restrictions are eased. Financial consultant Deloitte is advising the Scottish Government on its scheme.

Andrew Forster
01 June 2020

The DfT this week announced a £254m 12-week fund to restore bus services in England outside London to normal as Covid-19 restrictions are eased. 

The Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant Restart (CBSSG Restart) funding will cover the losses that operators incur by restoring normal services at a time when passenger demand remains depressed because of social distancing, which has reduced vehicle capacity, and the Government’s advice that people should continue avoiding public...

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