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08 Mar 2020

Bus fare rises a ‘scandal’

The head of one of England’s biggest councils has described continued increases in bus fares outside of the capital as a ‘scandal’.

Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes (b. 1973) said operators in receipt of public money should be lowering fares.

Nick Forbes
Nick Forbes
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Go North East, one of the biggest bus companies in northern England, said it had recently reduced some fares.

The Government said its planned £5 billion investment in local bus networks would lower fares and improve services.


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