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15 Mar 2020

Distance to bus stops widens

Research suggests more than a million people in Great Britain now live at least 1.6km (1mi) from a bus stop with a regular service.

The Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) said cuts to bus services had left some people ‘trapped in their homes’.

A bus stop
This stop in Southampton now only sees three buses a day, Tuesday – Friday
(Credit: Lee Wilkins)

Bus pass use by older and disabled people in England has fallen by almost a fifth in a decade.

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

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