“The previous Government chose to require the operation of a rail replacement bus service between Ealing Broadway and Wandsworth Road rather than going through the full service closure process.
“After a detailed review of the situation, the Department concluded the service did not offer value for money for the taxpayer and has since gone through the necessary consultation process to allow its closure.”
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