Travelling by bus is more expensive
Newton Poppleford protests over ‘unfair’ and ‘crazy’ bus ticket prices
– and so fewer are travelling this way:
Fall in local UK bus journeys to 12-year low
And it’s particularly bad in the West Country:
Bus travel: Fewer passengers as funding falls
Buses are the most common mode of public transport, accounting for 60% of all trips. But on the buses, passenger numbers are falling.