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Freedom of Information Request

Subsidised bus services

Received: 18 July 2022

I am writing under the Freedom of Information Act to request the following information.

1. What was your local authority's overall spend on supported bus services in the following financial years? Please break the totals down by services that are partially subsidised and those that are fully subsidised.
i) 2017/18
ii) 2018/19
iii) 2019/20
iv) 2020/21
v) 2021/22

2. How many bus routes in the following financial years were subsidised by your local authority? Please break the totals down by whether services were partially subsidised or fully subsidised.
i) 2017/18
ii) 2018/19
iii) 2019/20
iv) 2020/21
v) 2021/22

3a. How many subsidised bus routes have been closed by your local authority in the following financial years? Please break the totals down by whether services were partially subsidised or fully subsidised.
i) 2017/18
ii) 2018/19
iii) 2019/20
iv) 2020/21
v) 2021/22

3b. Please could you provide details of any routes that have been closed within answer 3a, including the number of the bus route, the bus provider and the names of the first and last bus stops.


4. In the following financial years, how many subsidised bus routes - not including those that have closed - saw either a reduction in vehicles operating the route or a reduction in hours of operation? Please break the totals down by whether services were partially subsidised or fully subsidised.
i) 2017/18
ii) 2018/19
iii) 2019/20
iv) 2020/21
v) 2021/22


5. How many subsidised bus routes are currently under review with regards to their continuation? Please break the totals down by whether services are partially subsidised or fully subsidised.

Please send the response via email to adam.eley@bbc.co.uk.

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Outcome / Documents

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