‘There used to be a bus every hour. Now we hardly leave the house’ | Anna Bawden
Councils trying to save cash are cutting local bus routes – and badly affecting access to hospital, college and a social life
When Jill White, 53, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she had three years of treatment, including operations and chemotherapy. It was a stressful enough experience to go through, but White, who is single and doesn’t drive, also faced a four-hour round trip, on a good day, to get to a hospital that was only 13 miles away, because buses from her village of Tatworth, Somerset only run on average every two hours.
Lots of people do not have access to any public transport – and have to rely on taxis or beg neighbours for lifts
Source: Guardian Transport