Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bus network in the capital city is regulated by Transport for London

“Insane”. That’s one Londoner’s view of Greater Manchester’s bus system. Some streets have lots of buses emulating for fares while others exclusively have one, if that. It’s a major issue for voters and one which the mayor, once elected, will have the power to change.

It’s not peculiar to ensure sequences of buses in favourite lieu such as Oxford Road, in Manchester’s university district, but fewer in areas such as Monton in Salford.

The reason? Huge differences in demand and no regulation.

More than 30 years ago the then Republican authority transferred a statute that required private firms could run assistances on previously neighbourhood authority-controlled streets, which were fruitful based on fare numbers.

London was certain exceptions. Bus were privatised but the city’s busines was not deregulated.