Apologies for a little interruption to my ‘riveting’ write-up of the group trip to Gdansk.
It’s just been announced that the Government is extending the £2 bus fare policy until 31 October 2023 and then it’ll be increased until £2.50 until November 2024. This was always inevitable given the popularity of the scheme, as was their increase in cost, with a longer extension also almost being certain as it’ll be hard to row back from this now. Personally, this will be of significant benefit to me over the course of the year, one small piece of good news for public transport at least. The scheme also seems to have been a much wider success, encouraging people onto public transport with fares having been just too high before.