Reply to post: Re: Check your facts.

Buses? PAH. Begone with your filthy peasant-wagons

Armand A Legge

Re: Check your facts.

The main subsidy for buses in the UK is a grant that offsets some of the tax on fuel. If fuel tax and subsidies for diesel trains were accounted for in the same way, the rail subsidy figure would be much higher. The government also spend somewhere north of £1 billion every year on free rides for old and disabled people but this is a subsidy to the riders, not the mode.

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