Extending the cap on bus fares
The government confirmed today that the £2 bus fare cap in England will be extended thanks to savings from HS2 – taking the long-term decisions to deliver a better transport system and help millions of passengers with the cost-of-living.
- Buses are the most popular form of public transport so keeping bus fares down will benefit far more people than the previous HS2 project.
- That is why the Conservative government is extending the ‘Get Around for £2’ scheme all the way to December 2024 – which has only been made possible by redirecting HS2 funding as part of Network North, taking total government investment to keeping bus fares down to nearly £600 million.
- Our £2 bus fare cap has helped the cost of bus fares fall across England outside London by 7.4 per cent, whereas in Labour-run London and Wales and SNP-run Scotland, bus fares have increased.