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11 Feb 2020

Johnson unveils £5bn buses and cycles package

Boris Johnson unveiled a £5bn, five-year package for bus services and cycle lanes in England, as the government attempts to reverse some of the many years of austerity cuts to public transport.

Downing Street claimed it would mean more frequent services and simpler fares.

But Labour called the new funding ‘paltry’ – and nowhere near enough to meet transport users’ needs.