Hot on the heels of this week’s revelation that school meals have been shrunk to cut costs, the company responsible for Plymouth’s bus network has announced it will be scrapping its school bus service due to costs.
Citybus was owned by the local council until 2009, when it was sold off for £20m to the private sector. At the time there was a condition that the school bus services stayed in place for three years — but with that condition now having expired and twelve bus routes are to be phased out.
The decision was being blamed on a subsidy from the Tory-run council being cut, and it not being “financially sustainable”, as well as rising fuel prices.
Sorry kids, sending you to school is no longer cost effective.