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Former Minister for Schools and Transport secretary Andrew Adonis has decided to embark on a mission to study bus service in London, blogging for The Independent as he goes. Mr Adonis hopes to learn everything there is to know about public bus transport in England’s capital city.

In his first blog post, Adonis wrote about how bus service is the one part of public transport that gets very little attention. However, buses in London apparently carry twice as many passengers per day as the underground. Adonis cites the number 25 bus route as one example, writing that it carries 64,000 passengers daily.

Throughout his investigation, which will look at 50 of the most popular routes, Adonis will be looking at a number of things, including:

When the weeklong investigation is concluded, Mr Adonis hopes to have a better understanding of the London bus system. What he intends to do with information remains unclear. However, we can expect him to draw some very important conclusions about bus transport the capital.

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Sources:

The Independent – https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/andrew-adonis-london-by-bus-9132106.html

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