Two pound bus fare cap will be a great relief

3 September 2022

Reacting to the announcement of a £2 cap on English bus fares, to last for three months from January, Paul Tuohy of Campaign for Better Transport said:

“Bus fares have risen by 65 per cent in a decade, so this cap – which we have been calling for – will be a great relief to the millions of people who rely on buses. It will also encourage more people to find their nearest bus stop and give the bus a try… where could YOU go for just £2?

“Buses have great potential to cut traffic and carbon emissions, to connect communities and ease loneliness. But they have suffered heavy cuts in recent years, so we hope this very welcome fare cap will be followed by long-term funding reform to set buses on the road to a brighter future.”

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Notes to Editors

1. The Government’s announcement can be read on its website.

2. Source: RAC Foundation.

3. Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. Campaign for Better Transport’s vision is for all communities to have access to high quality, sustainable transport that meets their needs, improves quality of life and protects the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).