Official Statistics

Concessionary travel statistics: year ending, March 2016

Statistics on concessionary bus travel statistics in England on the number of passes, bus journeys, reimbursement and expenditure.


Concessionary travel statistics: year ending, March 2016 tables

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Concessionary bus travel statistics in England on the:

  • number of concessionary passholders
  • number of concessionary bus journeys
  • net expenditure on concessionary bus schemes
  • reimbursement to bus operators for concessionary schemes

For the financial year ending 2016, the number of concessionary passholders was:

  • 9.9 million, a 0.9% increase

The number of older passholders was:

  • 9.0 million, a 0.7% increase

The number of disabled passholders was:

  • was 912,000, a 2.6% increase

When comparing concessionary bus passenger journeys to the previous financial year, there were:

  • 0.97 billion passenger journeys

Travel Concession Authorities (TCAs) spent an estimated £1.15 billion on providing statutory and discretionary concessions.

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Published 18 October 2016