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 bus user news            edition 13 | 2018

Red card for racism
Some of the team from Bus Users UK were joined by staff from Traveline Cymru for this year’s ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. Find out more at

Putting communities first

Bus Users UK has launched a brand new course for bus managers to demonstrate the business benefits of putting communities at the heart of bus services   Read more

Not going places

A new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has found that travel to work is often unaffordable or unreliable for people in low-income areas using public transport   Read more

From Bradford to Leeds

Connecting Leeds is asking for feedback on proposals to reduce bus journey times by up to 15 minutes between Bradford and Leeds including bus lane proposals, Dawsons Corner improvements and enhancements to major junctions in Armley  Have your say

Bus station priorities

With almost 1 million journeys each day either starting or ending at a London bus station, London TravelWatch has pulled together a list of 10 ‘standards’ that passengers want at a bus station  
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About towns

A new report form the Urban Transport Group highlights how transport initiatives create healthier towns, improving people’s physical and mental well-being and enhancing community cohesion 
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Travel app kickstarter

The Government is offering shares in £150,000 to organisations that develop a mobile app supporting travellers with disabilities on public transport  Read more

Scotland update

With service cuts and a fall in passenger numbers, Bus Users Scotland has been actively involved in a number of events and consultations to improve access to services for communities across the country   Read more

Fighting cuts in Wales

Gwynedd Council have found the money for a temporary reprieve on the X19 service between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno until after Christmas. Bus Users Wales has been raising awareness of the impact of social isolation on the communities these cuts would have affected   Read more

Health of the bus market

Giving evidence at the recent Transport Select Committee meeting, Claire Walters described the current Health of the Bus Market as “a postcode lottery: marvellous in some places, non-existent in others”
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Complainers to champions

At this year’s Euro Bus Expo, Claire Walters took to the stage to explain how  positive passenger engagement can turn complainers into champions  Read more

Combating isolation

With loneliness in the UK reaching epidemic levels, a new report from Greener Journeys suggests a third of people deliberately catch the bus for some human contact  Find out more

Car-based living

New research from Transport for New Homes, backed by motoring group the RAC Foundation, suggests housing developments are being built around the car, increasing congestion and forcing young couples into car dependency 
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Big Reveal

In the UK Bus Awards ‘Big Reveal’ for 2018, a shortlist of 100 individuals, organisations and projects have been announced for this year’s final at the Troxy, London on 20 November 
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Enabling Scotland

Bus Users Scotland has been working with Enable Scotland to find ways to support people with hidden disabilities in accessing bus services  Read more

Mind the gap

There’s a gender gap in the commuting habits of men and women across the UK with men accounting for 65% of commutes lasting more than half an hour, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics  Read more


Comedian and actor Alistair McGowan joined routeone editor, Tim Deakin, as hosts of this year’s routeone Awards, celebrating the excellence of UK bus operators   Read more

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