Labour strengthens moves towards public ownership of buses

Peter Stonham
25 April 2024
Louise Haigh: Four decades of disastrous deregulation of Britain’s buses has robbed communities of a say over the vital services that they depend on
Louise Haigh: Four decades of disastrous deregulation of Britain’s buses has robbed communities of a say over the vital services that they depend on

 

Labour’s shadow transport secretary, Louise Haigh has set out beefed up plans for an improved bus network across England, with a promise to allow every local transport authority to take back control of local bus services – highlighting potential ownership of operations as well as franchising.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has likewise suggested he could bring services in the capital back under public ownership, as in the days of London Transport prior to the privatisation in the...

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