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04 Jan 2020

March for public bus services

Campaigners wanting Greater Manchester’s buses brought back under public control have marched a petition to the region’s mayor.

Mayor Andy Burnham (b. 1970) proposes a London-style system in which operators bid to run services on a franchise basis. A public consultation on the plan ends on Wednesday 8th January.

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Better Buses campaigners handed the petition — signed by more than 11,000 people — to Mr Burnham’s office.

Local bus operator Stagecoach said: ‘Franchising is a one-way ticket to higher taxes.’

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