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TfWM saves 26 bus services facing the axe, but another 13 to stop

Deniz Huseyin
15 December 2022
Sprint bus lanes cut journey times and help make the bus an attractive alternative to the car, says TfWM
Sprint bus lanes cut journey times and help make the bus an attractive alternative to the car, says TfWM
 

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is to offer extra funding to save 26 bus services set to be withdrawn by operators. However, another 13 services will cease operation at the end of this year.

TfWM increased its annual subsidy for bus operators by £800,000 this year, taking the total budget to £16.3m. However, this was not enough to fully fund the 117 bus service contracts up for renewal at the end of this year, it said.

Of these, 39 services were placed at risk due to rising costs...

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