National Statistics

Quarterly bus statistics: January to March 2019

Statistics on local bus passenger journeys and fares in Great Britain for January to March 2019.


Quarterly bus statistics: January to March 2019 tables

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Statistics on the number of local bus:

  • passenger journeys
  • fares

in Great Britain.

For the year ending March 2019, the number of local bus passenger journeys in:

  • England was 4.31 billion, a 1.0% decrease
  • London decreased by 1.2%
  • England outside London decreased by 0.7%

When comparing local bus passenger journeys for January to March 2019 to the same period in 2018, we see:

  • a 0.1% increase in England
  • bus use in London decreased by 0.7%

In the same period for bus use, we see:

  • England outside London increased by 0.9%.
  • Scotland increased by 3.9%
  • Wales increased by 5.8%

The local bus fares index increased by 3.3% in England between March 2018 and March 2019.

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

  • 1.4% increase in London
  • 3.9% increase in metropolitan areas
  • 4.7% increase in non-metropolitan areas

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) increased by 1.9% over the same 12-month period.

Local bus fares increased by:

  • 2.1% in Scotland
  • 3.2% in Wales

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Published 20 June 2019