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Government to spend £283m to keep bus and train passengers safe

Funding will increase capacity and frequency of services as Covid-19 changes way we travel

Roads, railways, buses and trams are to receive a £283m funding package to improve public safety and protect services, the transport secretary has announced.

Grant Shapps said the funding – £254m for buses and £29m for trams and light rail – would increase both frequency and capacity of services while ensuring there is enough space on vehicles to allow for social distancing.

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