Have poor bus services affected your school journey?


1st February 2023

ALMOST one in ten local bus services were cancelled in Great Britain in the last year, The Guardian newspaper has found.

That’s the same as more than 1,000 routes that have been cut, despite the Government promising to improve public transport to make things fairer for everyone.

People in some communities such as Sheffield, Bath and Lincoln said cancelled buses or ones that don’t run very often have meant them missing important doctor’s appointments and work. Children have struggled to get to school and lots of elderly people have been stopped from getting about.

It’s understood that the Department for Transport is looking at providing more support for buses from April this year to help improve the situation.

Have poor bus services affected your school journey?


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bananasqui · 1 year ago

Personally, no, because I use the train, but my friends have been affected by the poor bus services, and have sometimes got in from schools at nearly 6 because of late running/cancelled buses.

potterwolf · 1 year ago

There isn’t very many buses where I live so it’s not really affected me.

mistywater · 1 year ago

I live in Lincoln and I walk to school but there are lots of buses that people go on to get to my school. I don’t think people I know of have been affected, but they might have been.

elma@you · 1 year ago

I don't use busses that often

uniquestar · 1 year ago

I don't go on the bus to school but when I use it for other places I have to wait longer for the bus to come than I used to

splashy10 · 1 year ago

I’m not in secondary school at the moment and I use the car to get to school so it doesn’t affect me.

aces10 · 1 year ago

I don’t take the bus to school, so it hasn’t affected me, but I believe the government should invest a lot more into public transport like buses. Not only could this improve the service, it would make fares cheaper, which would encourage people to travel by train or bus instead of by car, helping the environment.

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jamessaysw · 1 year ago

I hate buses, they are bad for the environment unless they are hydrogen powered anyway.

laxviji@gm · 1 year ago

I don't go to school by bus but some people in my class do go by bus and they arrive early

tiger.star · 1 year ago

Occasionally my bus just won't turn up and I'll have to get a later one or my parents have to drive me.

breezy · 1 year ago

No because I don’t even get to school 🏫 on bus 🚌

axolotl- · 12 months ago

I do not take the bus to school as I walk though with high school coming up next september, I have heard that our bus to the school sometimes does not come, so it may affect me in the future