Bus service cuts impose virtual curfew on many people in rural areas | Letters

Bus service cuts impose virtual curfew on many people in rural areas | Letters

John Harris’s piece (You wait ages for a bus … and then none come along, 25 August) was a refreshing look at the rural elephant in the room, and I thank him for it. If poor people, old people, and people with epilepsy, poor vision or heart problems were only allowed out of their village once a week in a foreign country, we would be rightly indignant. But this is exactly what is happening to thousands of people in England because of cuts to public transport funding.

Rural transport provision has probably halved in the last few years, yet recession, a large foreign workforce and increasing numbers of the elderly have meant that many more people need those buses that no longer run.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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