Statistics on buses in Great Britain, including passengers, mileage and vehicle fleet, for the financial year ending 2013.

Documents

Annual bus statistics: year to end March 2013 report

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Summary of bus statistics from other sources

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Annual bus statistics, year to end March 2013 data tables

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Detail

A range of statistics on buses in Great Britain, including passenger journeys, vehicle miles, costs, fleet and staff. Information on bus operator revenue will be added in December.

The statistical summary relates only to England to match the coverage of Department for Transport bus policy, but the tables also cover Scotland and Wales.

Main results

In the financial year ending 2013, the number of bus passenger journeys:

  • decreased 1.4% in England as a whole, with 4.6 billion journeys in total
  • was broadly unchanged in London, which accounts for half of all journeys
  • fell by 2.5% outside London, continuing the downward trend of recent years

Over the same period, bus service mileage:

  • fell by 0.6% in England overall
  • was at the same level as the previous year in London
  • fell 0.9% outside London, with an 8% fall in mileage on services financially supported by local authorities (which accounts for 20% of the total) offset by an increase in mileage on commercial services

At March 2013, 92% of buses in England were low floor designs, with 78% having the accessibility certificate which will be required for all buses operating local services by 2017 at the latest.

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