Bus services secured in West Midlands until the end of 2024

Bus services across the West Midlands will continue to operate at near current levels until the end of 2024 with a £40m funding package. This is following an agreement between Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and the bus operating companies, including National Express West Midlands and Diamond Bus. Under the agreement TfWM, which is part of the […]

Wrexham Council set to invest £200,000 in local bus services 

The Wrexham Council Executive Board will vote on investing £200,000 to improve local bus services this week. The meeting will give an update on the position of transitional funding from Welsh Government together with the Council’s intention to support local bus network. Members will be asked that the funding be used to build on the […]

Better bus services in the North East thanks to a further £45 million funding boost

Residents across the North East will benefit from more reliable, punctual and cheaper bus services thanks to more than £45 million of new government funding to improve local transport connections, make travel more affordable and grow the economy. The Department for Transport has today (30 June 2023) confirmed that Transport North East, on behalf of […]

New bus services launched in Devon with improvement plan funding

A new bus service has been launched and another has had its route extended to connect more local communities in Devon. Thanks to funding awarded by the Department for Transport to our Bus Service Improvement Plan, the new X30 service has been launched from Seaton to Exeter, and the 85 from Tavistock to Barnstaple has […]

Ten million Go-Ahead passengers benefit from £2 nationwide bus fare cap

Go-Ahead’s bus companies have carried ten million passengers at the nationwide promotional fare of £2 since the Government began funding a scheme capping the price of bus travel on New Year’s Day. As of today, Go-Ahead bus companies outside London have sold more than £20 million worth of tickets. The initiative, which is part of […]

Region welcomes multi-million-pound bus improvement funding

North East Transport leaders have welcomed the news that the Department for Transport has confirmed £117.8m in new funding for buses in North East England as part of the National Bus Strategy. The latest move backs the formation of a formal partnership between bus operators and councils to deliver major improvements for bus passengers, set […]

£2 bus fare cap to be extended and bus services protected with new funding

Millions of passengers across England will benefit from £155 million in government support to cap bus fares at £2, maintain services and ensure people can travel affordably. The Transport Secretary, Mark Harper, has confirmed £80 million from 1 April to 30 June 2023 to protect vital bus services people rely on for work, education, medical […]

Hundreds more bus services in England under threat amid funding shortfall

Hundreds more of England’s bus services could be cut next week with a funding shortfall looming, transport authorities have warned. The Labour Party said the government had “just 10 days to act” before operators start having to cut routes because of the expiry of post-pandemic state support, reports the Guardian. The bus recovery grant, brought […]


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