🚍 Northern bus crisis: a special report from The Northern Agenda

🚍 Northern bus crisis: a special report from The Northern Agenda

The Northern Agenda · 2022-08-11

When people think of Northern transport as a political issue, generally their minds turn to trains - and there's certainly no shortage of issues to discuss there.

But in this special episode of The Northern Agenda podcast, we're going to talk about buses, the form of transport used much more frequently in the North every day than trains and for many people representing a lifeline getting them to work, school or vital social contact.

Northern Agenda editor Rob Parsons speaks to a passenger and wheelchair user who relies on buses to help her get her son to school, a senior bus industry leader who fears passenger numbers may never return to what they were pre-pandemic, and a senior Labour politician who warns that if action isn't taken all we can hope for is managed decline on our vital transport networks.

The podcast will also reveal the results of an exclusive survey of bus passengers in the North by the Northern Agenda.

Guests include:

🚍Louise Haigh, shadow transport secretary and Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley

🚍John Dowie, director of partnerships at the First Bus group

🚍George Torr, local democracy reporter based in Sheffield

🚍Snoof Kattekop, an artist and educator based in Liverpool

The Northern Agenda is a Laudable production for Reach. It is presented by Rob Parsons and Daniel O'Donoghue, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin.

You can subscribe to the daily Northern Agenda newsletter here: http://www.thenorthernagenda.co.uk/

Image: Mark Waugh Manchester Press Photography Ltd

The Northern Agenda

The Northern Agenda is a weekly podcast covering politics and public affairs from across the North of England.

With Covid-19 highlighting the huge regional inequalities in the UK, and Boris Johnson under pressure to deliver on a promise to 'level up' the nation, it is more important than ever for Northern voices to be heard.

The Northern Agenda provides you with a digest of the stories that matter, voiced by journalists who are outside the Westminster bubble. We'll bring you expert insight and analysis while reporting from the other side of the North/South divide.

The Northern Agenda is a Laudable production for Reach. It is presented by Rob Parsons and Daniel O'Donoghue, and it is produced by Daniel J. McLaughlin.

You can subscribe to the daily Northern Agenda newsletter here: http://www.thenorthernagenda.co.uk/

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