Train and bus fares in Scotland have soared in the past 20 years while car ownership has become cheaper, resulting in a rise in transport pollution, researchers have found. Bus charges have increased by 80 per cent and rail fares have gone up by 38 per cent but the cost of motoring has fallen by 24 per cent, according to research by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre. Scotland’s roads are busier and bus patronage has dropped, driving up transport emissions which had been declining until 2013 but are now back on the rise. Transport is now the biggest source of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions, researchers found.
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