Bus Fares

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:36 am on 26 October 2023.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) 9:36, 26 October 2023

This Government certainly do. I thank my hon. Friend for raising our commitment to supporting bus services, not just in his constituency but right across the country. This is just a small part of the £3.5 billion we have invested in bus services, with much more to come, including our recent announcement of another £150 million for the bus service improvement plan from the money for Network North, starting next year.

The Department’s data shows that, between June 2022 and June 2023, bus fares dropped by 7.4% in England, outside London. Whereas in London, Wales and Scotland, where buses are devolved, fares have increased by 6%, 6.3% and 10.3% respectively.