Official Statistics

Concessionary travel statistics: year ending, March 2014

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

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Concessionary travel statistics report

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Concessionary travel statistics data tables

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Details

In the financial year ending 2014:

  • there were around 9.7 million older and disabled concessionary bus passes in England, with an average of 104 bus journeys per pass per year
  • the number of concessionary bus passenger journeys in England was around 1.0 billion journeys, consistent with the previous year
  • Travel Concession Authorities (TCAs) paid £933 million to bus operators in reimbursement for carrying older and disabled concessionary passengers. In real terms, this was a 1.2% rise compared to reimbursement paid in the financial year ending 2013

In addition:

  • in each of the years from financial year ending 2011 to the financial year ending 2015, 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 26 of the 89 TCAs outside London in the financial year ending 2014, a youth concession is offered by the TCAs. In 77 TCAs outside London, a commercial concession is offered by at least one bus operator in the area

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Published 23 September 2014