PM backs cities’ bus plans


Photographed at Salford Shopping City in Salford on 23 July, four days before Boris Johnson’s Manchester speech, was Go North West 39219 (BN61 MWX), a Wright Eclipse Gemini 2-bodied Volvo B5LH hybrid 39219 (BN61 MWX) acquired with First’s Queens Road depot in Manchester and newly refurbished

Buses appear to have shot up the political agenda with Boris Johnson’s election as prime minister. The former mayor of London included the improvement of local bus networks in a range of policy objectives that he highlighted in a speech in Manchester on 27 July in which he pledged to back Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham’s plans to exercise more control over the network, either through franchising or a deep partnership

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