After 30 chaotic years on Manchester's privatised buses, it's time for change

After 30 chaotic years on Manchester's privatised buses, it's time for change

Bus journeys have fallen 40% since privatisation, while in London they’re up 30%. Greater Manchester’s new mayor needs to take back control

An effective transport network is essential to keep a region moving, to create access to jobs, training, public services, and to support a region’s sustainable economic growth.

Bus services are the most important element of the transport network. In Greater Manchester, four in every five public transport journeys are made by bus, and more people travel to work by bus than by all other means of public transport put together.

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It has been impossible for the deregulated market to meet the needs of Greater Manchester

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Source: Guardian Transport

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