Bus deregulation in Scotland — a preliminary view

John H. Farrington, Richard P. McKenzie

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The 1985 Transport Act altered the previously regulated framework within which Scotland’s local bus services were provided. After 26 October 1986 operators were free to enter the market and after 26 January 1987 free entry and exit are allowed, subject to six weeks’ notice. This preliminary view of the period up to January 1987 summarises the resulting changes in patterns of service and fares in Scotland and reviews the varying levels of competition that are emerging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalScottish Geographical Magazine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987


  • Buses
  • Deregulation
  • Policy
  • Transport


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