Bristol bus protest: sick of waiting, commuters demand public control

Nathan Street - 25 November 2018

Demands for council control, fare reductions and more radical solutions are gathering support in the face of First Bus' chaotic service.

Braving the misery of soaking rain and cold they know too well from their regular waits at the stop, well over 100 bus users demonstrated in central Bristol on Saturday at the beginning of what promises to be a serious campaign against the chaotic state of the bus services in Bristol and the surrounding areas.... See more

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