Sarah is 92. The only way she can visit her husband, a few miles away, in a home is by relying on a community taxi driven by volunteers.

She lives in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire – where bus services have been severely reduced because of funding cuts

Her story comes as a report by Campaign for Better Transport, reveals ‏rural transport in a state of crisis.

The county council has said that subsidising passengers was not sustainable.

The BBC’s Tom Burridge reports.


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