London-style for all?

Brought up to appreciate the simplicity and unity of London’s bus network, BOB SAXBY adapted those virtues for deregulation in Gwynedd and believes it has much to offer today across the UK - and that reciprocal arrangements are needed between the home nations for free concessionary travel

The Bws Gwynedd red front applied to NBC green and white on Crosville Wales SRG182 (EFM 182H), a 17-year-old ECW-bodied Bristol RELL6G new to the original Crosville company, in Carmel, south of Caernarfon in April 1987.

I once asked Sir Peter Hendy, then the Transport for London commissioner, if he thought that London’s approach to buses could work elsewhere.

His response was that it would only work if politicians were prepared to provide much more public money than is normally provided outside London.

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