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Quarterly bus statistics: quarter 3 2012

This statistical release presents data on local bus passenger journeys and fares in Great Britain up to Q3 (July to September) 2012, and annual…

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Quarterly bus statistics: quarter 3 2012

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This statistical release presents data on local bus passenger journeys and fares in Great Britain up to Q3 (July to September) 2012, and annual statistics on bus punctuality.

Passenger journey figures are based on data collected from a panel survey of the largest bus operators and are seasonally adjusted. The bus fares index is compiled from data provided by a representative sample of operators.

Annual statistics on bus operator revenue and costs, and Government support to bus operators and for concessionary travel have been updated alongside this publication and are available on the Department’s website here

Key points

Passenger journeys

Comparing Q3 (July to September) 2012 with the same quarter in the previous year:

  • There was a 0.1% decrease in bus passenger journeys in England with a 2.4% increase for London, a 1.8% per cent decrease in metropolitan areas and a decrease of 3.2% in non-metropolitan areas.

  • Over the same period there was a decrease of 2.1% in passenger journeys in Scotland, and a decrease of 3.2% in Wales.

Comparing Q3 (July to September) 2012 with the previous quarter, there was an increase of 0.3% in seasonally adjusted bus passenger journeys in England, with falls in each area type except London which had an increase of 1.3%.

Bus fares index

Comparing September 2012 with September 2011:

  • There was an increase in bus fares of 6.0% in England (5.4% in London, 5.2% in metropolitan areas and 7.2% in non-metropolitan areas). The all items retail prices index increased by 2.6% over this period.

  • Over the same period there was an increase of 5.4% in fares in Scotland, and an increase of 9.1% in Wales.

Technical information

Information on bus statistics, including the pre-release access list and related technical documentation can be found here.

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