National Statistics

Quarterly bus statistics: July to September 2018

Statistics on local bus passenger journeys and fares in Great Britain for July to September 2018.


Quarterly bus statistics: July to September 2018 data tables

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Statistics on the number of local bus:

  • passenger journeys
  • fares

in Great Britain.

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

  • England was 4.31 billion, a 2.1% decrease
  • London decreased by 1.3%
  • England outside London decreased by 2.9%

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

  • a 1.3% decrease in England
  • bus use in London decreased by 1.5%

In the same period for bus use, we see:

  • England outside London decreased by 1.1%.
  • Scotland decreased by 3.8%
  • Wales increased by 2.5%

The local bus fares index increased by 3.7% in England between September 2017 and September 2018.

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

  • 0.4% increase in London
  • 2.4% increase in metropolitan areas
  • 7.9% increase in non-metropolitan areas

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) increased by 2.4% over the same 12-month period.

Local bus fares increased by:

  • 4.3% in Scotland
  • 3.6% in Wales

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Published 11 December 2018