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Extra bus and Metro subsidy will be needed for years – NE

Public Transport

06 April 2021
Tobyn Hughes: Metro may need £20m extra a year for three years
Tobyn Hughes: Metro may need £20m extra a year for three years


The North East of England’s bus and Metro networks will need additional Government subsidy for years if service levels are not to collapse from the impact of Covid-19, the area’s local authorities have said.   

Tobyn Hughes, managing director of Transport North East, told councillors: “Current projections indicate that, once social distancing and associated travel constraints end, bus ridership in our area may on average recover to a maximum of 90 per cent of...

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