Monday 15 March 2021 / 8:49 AM Transport

Sam Tarry: This so-called strategy offers nothing for those who were looking for a bold vision to reverse the millions of miles of bus routes lost across

Sam Tarry MP, Labour’s Shadow Bus Minister, commenting on the publishing of the National Bus Strategy, said:

“This so-called strategy offers nothing for those who were looking for a bold vision to reverse the millions of miles of bus routes lost across the country.

“People will be wondering when they return to work whether there will be enough affordable and regular buses for their daily commute.

“The Tories said deregulation would improve our buses but they’re running bus services into the ground. Passengers now face a toxic mix of rising fares, cuts to services and reduced access.

“The Government must do more to protect this crucial sector – not least given we’ve already seen more than 1,000 jobs lost in the bus and coach manufacturing industry alone since the pandemic started.