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 bus user news       edition 12 | 2018

And the winner is...

Rachel Ball and her son Luke from Manchester have won the Bus Users UK #ilovemybus competition, designed to celebrate the benefits of bus travel.
The pair were presented with a Smart Watch, generously donated by Transdev Blazefield. Pictured - Claire Walters, Chief Executive, Bus Users UK and Steve Ottley, General Manager of Transdev Blazefield’s Burnley & Rochdale Depots. (Bob Fallon Photography)

Job opportunities

Bus Users Cymru and Bus Users England are looking for helpful, creative and organised problem solvers to join their teams as Complaints Administrators.
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World Car Free Day 2018

Don't forget - Saturday 22 September 2018 is World Car Free Day.  Find out more

Inclusion for Scotland

The Scottish Transport Bill, which looks likely to be implemented towards the end of 2019, focuses on social inclusion and better passenger information.  Read more

Annual reports

The full reports for Bus Users UK and its offices in England, Scotland and Wales, are now available to download.
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No entry

The Daily Express has highlighted the ‘vicious circle’ of cutbacks as congestion forces operators to abandon an increasing number of bus routes into struggling town and city centres. Read more

Shelter in style

As if free weekend services weren’t enough, passengers using the T12 TrawsCymru service between Wrexham and Machynlleth can now enjoy this outstanding bus shelter at Arddleen on the road between Welshpool and Oswestry.

Wales welcomes new Director

For anyone who missed it, Barclay Davies has become the new Director for Bus Users Cymru.  Read more

Speaking up

Bus Users has responded to five key consultations on Open Data, Future UK-EU Transport arrangements, the Rural Economy, Accessible Information and Statutory Documents. Read more

Poor public transport fuelling rise in car use

A new report from the RAC has found that 6 in 10 motorists (59%) would use their car less if public transport was better.
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Out and about in Wales

Director of Bus Users Wales, Barclay Davies, was interviewed recently by ITV News for an item on transport options in Wales.  Read more

Summer homework

Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users UK, discusses the ins and outs of accessibility and the latest consultation surrounding it in Coach & Bus Week.
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Transforming Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh Council has launched a consultation ‘Connecting our City, Transforming our Places’ that will focus on transport to create a more active and inclusive city.  Have your say

Bringing people together

If proof were needed that buses bring people together, a teenage schoolboy in Liverpool gave £10 to a distraught 11 year old who had got on the wrong bus, and ordered him a taxi home.  Read more

View from a bus

Birmingham buses are helping to improve road safety in the city as Police take to the top deck to catch drivers using mobile phones.  Read more

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