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Mr Sunak was speaking this morning (Monday 12 February) when he was shown around the latest electric buses before speaking to apprentice bus drivers and engineers.
He said during the visit: “Every penny from HS2 in the North, almost £20 billion, stays in the North.
“We’re here at the bus base, which would benefit from the £2 bus fare we could put in as a result of the regeneration.
“Across the north local road schemes, railway stations are reopening – I think people want us to invest alongside road repairs and that’s exactly what we’re doing.”
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Mr Sunak said the £2 bus fare was a direct result of his decision on HS2.
He said: “Talking to the team here, they’ve seen a 15% increase in the number of buses in the area as a result of this policy – I’m in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
“This shows that the policy is working and that the plans we have put in place are sound.”