Bus Services: North West

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

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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Labour, Wallasey

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cessations of bus services (a) his Department and (b) Traffic Commissioners were notified of in (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside and (c) Wirral in each of the last five years.

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

Changes to bus services are notified to the Traffic Commissioners.

The Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Report for 2018-19 is due to be published in the Autumn. The latest published data from the Traffic Commissioners regarding the number of cancelled registrations can be found online at:


The numbers of cancelled registrations will not be the same as the number of cessations of bus services: a registration that is cancelled may be complemented by a new service introduction that is an exact match or a slight variation to the one which has been cancelled.

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