Consultation on subsidised Lancashire bus services

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Consultation on subsidised Lancashire bus services Consultation on subsidised Lancashire bus services

LANCASHIRE County Council is seeking views from members of the public on the future of council-funded bus services on evenings and Sundays.

The county council has already committed to saving over £200million by March 31 and, following recent announcements by the government over future funding, it now needs to find further estimated savings of £300million between 2014 and 2018.

As part of a range of proposals being considered, the council is looking to reduce the amount of money spent on supporting bus services in the county by withdrawing the funding to subsidise bus services during the evenings and on Sundays.

The council insists no decision will be taken without carefully considering the results of the consultation which closes on Friday, January 17.

To take part, visit http://ow.ly/rPUIP, email lcc.bus.services@lancashire.gov.uk or write to: Bus and Supported Transport Manager, Lancashire County Council, Room D3, PO Box 100, County Hall, Preston, PR1 0LD.

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8:16pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Copperhead says...

This recession is going to do to buses what Beeching did to the railways.
Soon, you won't be able to travel anywhere unless you can afford the REAL cost of your journey. There will be NO subsidies of any kind, so unless a bus route is economically viable ( ie., it makes money for the bus company ) then the bus service will be withdrawn and if you can't afford a taxi or a car, then you had better get used to walking - a lot.
Welcome to third-world Britain.
This recession is going to do to buses what Beeching did to the railways. Soon, you won't be able to travel anywhere unless you can afford the REAL cost of your journey. There will be NO subsidies of any kind, so unless a bus route is economically viable ( ie., it makes money for the bus company ) then the bus service will be withdrawn and if you can't afford a taxi or a car, then you had better get used to walking - a lot. Welcome to third-world Britain. Copperhead
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8:16pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Copperhead says...

This recession is going to do to buses what Beeching did to the railways.
Soon, you won't be able to travel anywhere unless you can afford the REAL cost of your journey. There will be NO subsidies of any kind, so unless a bus route is economically viable ( ie., it makes money for the bus company ) then the bus service will be withdrawn and if you can't afford a taxi or a car, then you had better get used to walking - a lot.
Welcome to third-world Britain.
This recession is going to do to buses what Beeching did to the railways. Soon, you won't be able to travel anywhere unless you can afford the REAL cost of your journey. There will be NO subsidies of any kind, so unless a bus route is economically viable ( ie., it makes money for the bus company ) then the bus service will be withdrawn and if you can't afford a taxi or a car, then you had better get used to walking - a lot. Welcome to third-world Britain. Copperhead
  • Score: 1

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