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Charity claims two-thirds of councils aim to cut bus routes

Parts of England could soon have almost no public transport, according to figures produced by a charity group.

The Campaign for Better Transport claims that two-thirds of councils are planning to cut subsidies to loss making bus routes.

These routes often serve remote rural communities which could now be left even more isolated.

But the government said nearly 80% of services outside London were commercially run and so not affected.

The BBC's Richard Scott reports from North Yorkshire where services are facing cutbacks.

  • 03 Feb 2011