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Bus companies warn over the cost to taxpayers
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14 Oct 2019

Plan to reregulate bus network

A plan to take Greater Manchester’s bus network under public control could get the green light in 2020.

The proposal would see a London-style system in which bus operators bid to run services on a franchise basis.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has now put the plans out for a three-month public consultation.

Bus companies have warned, however, that reregulating the network would result in a ‘massive’ and ‘unnecessary’ cost to taxpayers of £134 million.

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