The implementation of the UK 1985 Public Transport Act has had a devasting effect on bus services on Merseyside. Less commercially viable operations have been axed and often offered for tender. The fare levels of the subsidized services have been set lower than the commercial fares charged by major operators, and created confusion for the travelling public. The instability of operations has had a bad effect on passengers, who need to be provided with a regular, reliable, convenient service at reasonable cost. The advantages and disadvantages of using big, medium-sized and small buses are discussed. The high capital cost of modern buses has made durability essential, which has led to increased weight and running costs. A thriving market for second-hand buses has also been created. (Author/TRRL)


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  • Accession Number: 00612186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM