National Statistics

Quarterly bus statistics: January to March 2018

Local bus passenger journeys and fares in Great Britain during January to March 2018.


Quarterly bus statistics: January to March 2018 tables

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Statistics on the number of local bus:

  • passenger journeys
  • fares

in Great Britain.

For the year ending March 2018, the number of local bus passenger journeys in:

  • England was 4.38 billion, a 1.4% decrease
  • London decreased by 0.6%
  • England outside London decreased by 2.2%

Comparing local bus passenger journeys for January to March 2018 to the same period in 2017, we see:

  • a 1.5% decrease in England
  • bus use in London decreased by 1.2%

In the same period for bus use, we see:

  • England outside London decreased by 1.7%.
  • Scotland decreased by 5.8%
  • Wales decreased by 3.7%

The local bus fares index increased by 2.8% in England between March 2017 and March 2018.

For other areas, the local bus fares index change was a:

  • 0.4% increase in London
  • 3.1% increase in metropolitan areas
  • 5.2% increase in non-metropolitan areas

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) increased by 2.5% over the same 12-month period.

Local bus fares increased by:

  • 5.1% in Scotland
  • 3.6% in Wales

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Published 12 June 2018