North Tyne bus companies criticise new bus plan

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Stagecoach and other North-Eastern bus operators criticised proposals to create a London-style bus system in the region, citing the proposals will lead to increased taxes and are a “huge distraction” from “more pressing” public transport issues. This follows the announcement by North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll, and Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes which called for the installation of a London style bus system which includes the council controlling routes, pricing and reducing the powers of private bus providers.

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