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Thursday, 11 October 2007

First Buses - Questions Asked in Parliament

In light of the recent cut in bus services in North Bristol, Bristol West MP Stephen Williams has been making waves on the issue in Parliament.

The following extract is an Early Day Motion tables this week on the subject.


Williams, Stephen

That this House notes the plans by First Group to reduce bus services in north Bristol; recognises that these services are used by a significant number of elderly and vulnerable people as their main means of transport; further notes that First Group holds monopoly on bus services in Bristol; and calls on the Government to do everything in its power to persuade First Group to retain these services and to open up competition in the provision of bus services in major cities.

Meanwhile, take a look here for the best article I've come across on why Bristol has such a poor public transport service and why merely asking First Group to be nicer and cheaper will not work.

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