LANCASHIRE Labour has launched a campaign highlighting the short sighted bus cuts that threaten to disrupt young people’s return to school.
Tory-led Lancashire County Council has cut £829,000 from this year’s transport budget with more than 330,000 bus journeys per year axed across Lancashire. So far 16 local and school bus routes have been scrapped, in addition to fares increases on many routes.
School pupils have been left without buses in Nelson and Burnley, as the 978 and 897 Sir John Thursby services are cut; as well as the 834 in Chorley which runs to Lostock Hall High School in South Ribble.
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