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- n. The substitution of a bus service for a rail (train, tram, etc) or trolleybus service.
There has been growing anger at a practice known as "bustitution" - which has seen train operators pocket millions of pounds from days of disruption while their passengers endure longer journeys.
The problem relating to a practice known in the industry as "bustitution" dates back to compensation arrangements put in place by the previous Government.
The MBTA will have to replace thousands of concrete ties on the Old Colony lines out of South Station, leading to two years of mid-day bustitution and no weekend service at all, the Globe
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