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Concessionary travel statistics: 2012-13

Statistics on concessionary travel in England, including number of passes and journeys and concessionary reimbursement and expenditure.

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Concessionary travel statistics: 2012/13

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Concessionary travel statistics: 2012/13 and data tables

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Detail

A range of statistics on concessionary travel in England, including the number of passes, number of concessionary journeys, reimbursement for concessionary bus journeys and expenditure on concessionary travel schemes.

Main results

In the financial year ending 2013:

  • there were around 9.7 million older and disabled concessionary bus passes in England, with an average of 105 bus journeys per pass per year.
  • the number of concessionary bus passenger journeys in England decreased by 47 million compared to the financial year ending 2012, to around 1.0 billion journeys.
  • Travel Concession Authorities (TCAs) paid £906 million to bus operators in reimbursement for carrying older and disabled concessionary passengers. In real terms, this was about the same level as the financial year ending 2012 and a 3% decrease on the reimbursement cost in the financial year ending 2011.

In addition:

  • in each of the years from financial year ending 2011 to the financial year ending 2014, nearly all of the 89 TCAs outside London were offering some sort of discretionary travel concessions over and above the statutory minimum English National Concessionary Travel Scheme, for example companion passes or extensions to travel times.
  • in 28 of the 89 TCAs outside London in the financial year ending 2014, a youth concession is offered by the TCA. In 85 TCAs outside London, a commercial concession is offered by at least one bus operator in the area.

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