Fewer passengers on buses in the South West – which faces the biggest cut in council funding

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.

 

Chart showing percentage fall in spending on buses by region, with the South West cutting 28% in the past year

 

Bus travel: Fewer passengers as funding falls

   
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