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Campaigners warn against Leicestershire bus cuts

23 April 2015

Campaign for Better Transport responds to news that twelve rural county bus services will be axed across Leicestershire when the contract between Leicestershire County Council and Leicester-based bus provider, Centrebus, expires at the beginning of May.

Martin Abrams, Public Transport Campaigner at Campaign for Better Transport, said:

“For some people the Rural Rider bus service provides the only link between the isolated villages and local market towns. Leicestershire County Council’s decision to cut buses is a false economy as there are huge social, economic and environmental benefits in having a good local bus service.”

Notes to editors

Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929)

Read about our Save our Buses campaign work here