Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable get more money to improve bus services

South West Bedfordshire MP, Andrew Selous, has welcomed £3.7 million of funding for Central Bedfordshire to deliver vital improvements and level up local bus networks.

By Lynn Hughes
Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 6:11 pm
Andrew Selous MP, celebrating more funding for buses in Central Bedfordshire

Just under two thirds of England's population outside London will now benefit from new investment to make buses more frequent, more reliable, easier to understand and use, cheaper, or greener. Improvements will also include integrated ticketing and more bus lanes.

A further £150 million is being provided across England as patronage continues to recover after the pandemic.

Mr Selous said: “Bus networks form the spine of local transport networks – but for decades too many communities have been let down by poor bus infrastructure. That is why I am delighted Central Bedfordshire is receiving £3.7 million of new funding to boost our bus services – transforming our local transport network to deliver cheaper, more reliable and more frequent services for passengers.

“This will mean that passengers will get a better deal, with local transport network they can truly rely on.”