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Greater Manchester considers taking back control of bus network

Mayor Andy Burnham wants city region to be first in UK to use London-style powers

Greater Manchester could become the first city region in the UK to take back control of its buses after a report recommended refranchising its vast and fragmented network.

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, said he hoped to use the powers to build a London-style integrated transport system that puts passengers’ needs ahead of the interests of private bus companies.

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