October 04 2023

The Prime Minister has announced today the extension of the £2 single fare cap for all bus journeys in England. 

Responding to the news, CPT's CEO Graham Vidler said: 

“We welcome the further funding for bus fares in England. This will help make buses more attractive for passengers during a cost of living crisis.

“However, the Government is giving the sector mixed messages through its imagined war on motorists. It has been two years since the National Bus Strategy claimed there should be bus lanes wherever required. The Government is now undermining the few that are already in place.

“We must move away from a procession of short-term fixes and instead build a long-term sustainable settlement to unlock the economic, net zero and social wellbeing potential of buses. The continued absence of a funded long-term plan is undermining the confidence of industry to invest, and deterring passengers from choosing to use the bus."