Buses must be paid for

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Our bus driving columnist, Busman Bob, explains what he thinks will happen if the industry starts cutting bus fares for young people

After reading that Jeremy Corbyn plans to introduce a policy to save under 25s up to £1,000 per year on bus fares, I simply have to ask why? In my 10 years as a bus driver in the North West of England, I can say with confidence that school children and students provide a large part of the income where I work and I’m sure that this is the case with bus companies up and down the country. We already have concessions for over 60s and, let’s be honest, in this day and age anyone who can retire at or below 60 usually has a decent pension to fall back on. In other words, they still have a regular income. […]

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