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Passengers should be told about bus service changes

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2 June 2010: Have you ever turned up at a bus stop only to find out the service has been cut? We've told the Government that passengers and local authorities need more warning when changes are made.

At the moment, bus companies don't have to tell passengers when they plan to cut or change their services. And they only have to give the local authority 56 days notice - not much time when the authority might need to pay for a replacement service.

We've responded to a Government consultation, calling for bus companies to be required to inform local authorities and passengers 70 days in advance.

We've also supported the Government's proposal that local transport authorities should be able to set maximum bus fares in their areas. High bus fares are a real problem and this could be a solution.