Poor quality buses

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Tom B

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There was a report on the UK bus industry on File on 4 tonight. Rather interesting - they were on about how the market is controlled by certain large companies and how poor bus services are - fare increases, frequent timetable shakeups (always reducing services) and filthy old vehicles. Part of it was from Costa Del Doncaster, a woman from Fastbuck was on about "continued investment in new vehicles". Oh look, there's a 16 year old bus rolling past, late... They also said bus patronage is on the decrease by about 12% per year - not surprising really. It will be availible on "Listen Again" at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
 
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tramboy

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Fortunately, if you live in an area mainly untouched by big groups, investment in new buses is rife...Nottingham City Transport have a new fleet now they are getting round to upgrading it, and Trentbarton (an independent) have a fleet that is nearly totally low floor, mainly Scania Solars now.

Bus patronage on a whole in the Nottingham area is up, thanks to this and other investments.

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Nick

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But Arriva dont like running the 99 for some reason...no Sunday service, and buses after 1634 very rare, apart from thoses contracted by Notts CC
 
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