Defending the country's get up and go
Across the country socially necessary buses are being axed by local authorities. The Save Our Buses campaign stands up for treasured local buses and defends them from damaging funding cuts.
You can find your area on our clickable map. Find your area and click through for more information.
Our research shows that over two-thirds of the 88 local authorities in England have already decided to make cutbacks to buses. Many more bus services are likely to be lost as 77% of local transport authorities in England are either planning to, or cannot rule out, further cuts in the future.
Communities outside major urban centres have been most badly hit, and we have discovered more than one thousand buses in these areas that have already been reduced or withdrawn, amounting to 1 in 5 of all council supported bus services.
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The Save our Buses map is a crowd-sourcing project. We aim to keep it as up-to-date as possible; however we cannot guarantee that we will always keep pace with changes. If you are aware of any more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We used the Freedom of Information Act to get information from all local transport authorities about changes to bus services. Everything we found is in the public domain on the What Do They Know website, and you will find a link to the response we got from your local authority if you click on the map. Find out more about this project here.
"Some people here face losing services entirely or having them reduced to near useless levels." Margaret Colley
"Less frequent buses to university affects my punctuality to lectures." Nicola Waring
"From April nobody will be able to travel in Ryedale after about 7pm unless they drive. What will that mean to evening workers, theatre, restaurant and pub users, teenagers and visitors who haven’t a car" Eden Blyth
“These cuts are absolutely devastating." Michael Barlow
"My 85 year old dad is liable to lose the only bus service he relies on three or four times a week." Dan Alliband, Redditch
"Losing all evening services from Cambridge means my husband won't be able to get the bus home from work." Sarah Chipendo, Burwell
"If you happen to live outside the town centre as I do and want to travel back after 6.30pm you are now more reliant on taxis or friends offering a lift. The worry is that Central Beds Council may well be looking to make further savings in the following year." Chris Kennett, Dunstable
"Services are already very poor outside of peak times so any further cuts will leave people even more isolated." Steve Abrahall
"I live in a rural area and there are no buses after 6pm. If you need to go out in the evening you have to take a car." Sonia Williams
"The Explore card is to be stopped; it will affect both my children. My daughter who has autism has been travelling on the bus to town with carers... this is a very important step for her." Isabel
"My partner finds the buses so unreliable he has a car, which would not otherwise be required. It is a huge financial burden on our low income." Jane Wilde
"Losing the 33 and 33a buses will mean no direct route to Newport." Peter Boggett, Ryde
"For people who rely on the bus and have no alternative means of transport, they’ll be absolutely stranded." Barbara Gordon
"When cuts to services get too bad, the only option is to drive. This makes the public transport even less profitable and leads to further cuts." Janet Chapman
"My son is partially sighted and relies on the buses. He is not able to learn to drive" Sally Lever
"I believe good, reliable public transport is the only way to get people out of their cars – better for health and the environment." Fay Watson
"I can't drive because I have epilepsy so the planned bus cuts will have a massive impact on my ability to get out and about." Gloria McShane
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