Arriva North East 1511 (NK13 FJY), a Wright Pulsar 2-bodied VDL SB200, operating a Moorsbus weekend service in Danby, North Yorkshire. MOORSBUS

The late Gwyneth Dunwoody, formidable chair of the House of Commons all-party transport select committee, once famously urged an apparently meek head of First UK Bus to ‘shout like a fishwife’. The time may have come for bus users to do so too, if our favourite form of public transport is to secure any share of an apparent loosening of the government’s fiscal austerity.

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