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The Melton Bus


I caught the bus from Melton Mowbray to Nottingham today and was struck again by how no-one would be on buses during the day (me included emoticon ) if it weren't for free bus passes.

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And now you have a permanent record to prove your point.

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Amusing Chris, and nicely done.
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Thanks chaps

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Nicely done Chris and you made a valid point. It may be of interest to know that according to the latest complete Government figures (2014) averaged out for concessionary bus travel show the following:

a) There are 125 journeys per year per eligible passenger.

b) It costs 6.3 pence Government subsidy per passenger journey paid to the bus operators. As noted, these are averaged figures but to get some idea of the real world, the most expensive subsidy - which is to operators serving the more remote communities, the cost rises to 10.6 pence per passenger journey.

I am a regular user of the bus and, like many others, are often on the receiving end of sarcastic remarks from drivers and fare-paying passengers alike. I would most certainly not object to paying this subsidy as a ticket price to ease the burden on the public purse however I'm sure the £1200 tax I pay on my pitiful annuity pension (paid for with an already taxed salary) more than covers it!

It may sound perverse but our local bus company has said that without the bus pass numbers/subsidy it would have to cut routes, frequency of some services and lay off drivers! What would our critics say then I wonder.

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Thanks too to you Keith for your kind comments - and also the information on bus passes emoticon

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