What Does A Bus Journey Cost?
But hold on to that £2.14 fare for a paragraph or two.
From Andy to Tracy to Steve
From Burnham to Brabin to B*r*s
Fares INCREASE in London?
So will London's £1.65 go up to £2?
Fares INCREASE in Leeds?
The simple fact is that this scheme, however attractive, is not thought through. There are currently too many unanswered questions. And what happens to travel costs when the six month scheme ends?
And who pays the bill?
Current rumours are that the "National" scheme will be funded from existing budgets; so something will have to go from elsewhere to provide the money.
As most of the possible Boris successors are all promising tax cuts, the plan may well falter. And as Boris is implementing no new policies until his successor takes over, the chances of anything happening before Christmas seems very unlikely. Christmas 2023, anyone?
Don't hold your breath!
STOP PRESS! Yesterday evening, fbb received an email from "an industry insider" suggesting the a Government announcement of the £2 scheme was "imminent".
We shall see ...
More Optimistic Re-Openings
fbb will investigate further tomorrow.
Next Rail Re-Opening blog : Tuesday 12th July