10 November 2015
Responding to the announcement by Oxfordshire County Council that it is cutting £2.3m from its supported buses budget, Martin Abrams, from Campaign for Better Transport, said:
“This is a dark day for bus passengers in Oxfordshire. The county council’s bus cuts are by far the largest announced this year and many of the services and routes which now face the axe will in effect mean the end of public transport altogether for thousands of local people.
“Now these cuts are hitting his own constituents, it would seem nowhere is safe, so we’re urging the Prime Minister to recognise the vital role buses play in local economies and rural communities and step in to protect the millions of bus users across England and Wales.”
The council has yet to publish a detailed list of the routes and services which will be cut and/or reduced from next year.
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Notes to Editors
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