RURAL EXCLUSION ZONES

UK Government initiatives have led to the expansion of rural bus services, with mixed results. In some areas buses run empty, while their operators collect public money to run them. In other areas, new services fulfil an important local need. Successful schemes include the Key Route network in Cambridgeshire and the InterConnect system in Lincolnshire. Cuts have been made to some services, but these generally affect only a small number of people. In areas such as Cornwall large high-cost operators have given way to smaller, lower-cost operators. The Department for Transport recognises that rural transport services need to be subsidised. The costs of providing accessibility for disabled people sometimes lead to a marginal bus service being withdrawn.

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  • Publication Date: 2004-8-17

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  • Accession Number: 00988395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM