May 2017 / 31 posts found

Greater Manchester mayor could change ‘insane’ bus system – BBC News

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Maintaining regulation in the capital has meant passengers pay set fares, the buses look the same and changes such as passengers needing prepaid or concessionary tickets, an Oyster card or a contactless payment card to travel were introduced across the board. Greater Manchester, like many other urban areas, has no such system. Image copyright Michael Wharley Image caption Femi Oyeniran said Manchester's bus network is "counter-intuitive, unfair and inefficient" Listening in is workshop leader and London-based actor/film producer Femi Oyeniran. "That makes no sense," he says. "The fact that you are better off driving in the second most congested city [...]