Passenger watchdog welcomes £2 bus fare and funding extension

17 February 2023

Commenting on the announcement that the £2 bus fare cap is to be extended and bus services will be protected with new funding, Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith, said:

“We know that around a half rely on the bus with no other option available to them, so this funding is welcome news.

“We also know that bus passengers want simpler, better value for money fares. Many are facing particular financial challenges at the moment. The extension of the £2 fare bus fare is a welcome step to help attract passengers back on board and or encourage non-users to give bus a go. Our recent data shows that satisfaction with value for money has increased since the £2 trial.”

In Transport Focus’s latest survey seven per cent of people say they are already using the bus more because of the £2 bus fare, while almost a third (32 per cent) say they might use buses more but haven’t yet.

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