Bus Services: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how he plans to allocate the £200 million of increased funding to transform bus services announced in the Spending Round 2019.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

On 30 September this year, the Government announced a package to transform bus services. This package, worth £220 million in the first year, includes:

  • Investing up to £50 million to deliver Britain’s first all-electric bus town or city;

  • Introducing the first ‘Superbus’ network approach to deliver low fare high frequency services in Cornwall;

  • £30 million extra bus funding to be paid directly to local authorities to enable them to improve current bus services or to restore lost services;

  • Investing over £20 million in bus priority measures in the West Midlands; and

  • £20 million to support demand responsive services in rural and suburban areas.

Further details of the package can be found online with the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-better-deal-for-bus-users/a-better-deal-for-bus-users

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