National Statistics

Quarterly bus statistics: January to March 2015

Statistics on local bus passenger journeys and fares in Great Britain for January to March 2015.

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Quarterly bus statistics: January to March 2015 release

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Quarterly bus statistics: January to March 2015 data tables

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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.

Passenger journeys

In the year ending March 2015:

  • the provisional number of local bus passenger journeys in England was 4.70 billion, unchanged compared with a year earlier
  • local bus passenger journeys in London increased by 0.4% while in England outside of London, bus use decreased by 0.5% when compared with the previous year

Comparing January to March 2015 with January to March 2014:

  • there was a 0.9% decrease in local bus passenger journeys in England with a 1.6% decrease in London and a 0.3% decrease outside London
  • bus passenger journeys also decreased in Wales and Scotland over the same period

Local bus fares index

Comparing March 2015 with March 2014:

  • the local bus fares index increased by 3.3% in England (2.7% in London, 3.7% in metropolitan areas and 3.6% in non-metropolitan areas) - the retail prices index increased by 0.9% over the same 12-month period
  • in Scotland, local bus fares increased by 2.3% and in Wales by 4.2%

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Published 16 June 2015