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Sunak says scrapping northern leg of HS2 helps bus services, as he visits depot

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said bus services are benefiting from the Government金光佛论坛檚 decision to scrap the northern leg of HS2, as he visited a depot in Harrogate.

Mr Sunak was speaking as he was shown around the latest electric buses on Monday morning, before speaking to apprentice bus drivers and engineers.

When he announced his decision in October last year to cancel plans to extend HS2 from the West Midlands, Mr Sunak said the Government would 金光佛论坛渞einvest every single penny, 拢36 billion, in hundreds of new transport projects金光佛论坛.

The Department for Transport金光佛论坛檚 Network North plan stated that this involved 拢19.8 billion for the North, 拢9.6 billion for the Midlands and 拢6.5 billion for the rest of England.

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met bus driving apprentices during a visit to Harrogate (Carl Recine/PA)

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Mr Sunak said the 拢2 bus fare cap was a direct result of his decision on HS2.

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The 拢2 cap on many single bus fares in England was introduced in January 2023.

The cap was due to rise to 拢2.50 from November last year, but it was kept at 拢2 as part of Network North.

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