Reply to post: Re: Check your facts.

Buses? PAH. Begone with your filthy peasant-wagons

Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

Re: Check your facts.

Yet these 'subsidies' go to private companies - who cannot make a private profit without public money.

Which demonstrates that bus services are more of a social service than just general transport. If they were expected to make a profit they could, but with reduced timetables and very carefully selected routes. The subsidy is effectively welfare spending, the alternative would be to provide free "taxi passes" or similar.

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