Wednesday 30 January 2019 / 10:06 AM Andy McDonald / Transport

85 million fall in the number of bus passenger journeys underlines the devastating impact of Tory cuts on local bus services – McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the latest bus statistics which show an 85 million fall in the number of bus passenger journeys, said:

“These figures underline the devastating impact of Tory cuts on local bus services.

“People are being denied opportunities in work and education and are cut off from friends and family, particularly those in rural areas or from low income backgrounds.

“At the same time, cutting and withdrawing services is worsening congestion, air pollution and our impact on climate change.

“A Labour Government will act in the interest of the many by putting investment back into bus services, protecting pensioners’ bus passes and introducing a new free pass for under 25s.”