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.
In the year to end December 2014:
- an estimated 4.71 billion local bus passenger journeys were made in England, around 53 million more bus journeys when compared with the previous year
- passenger journeys in London increased by 2.0% while in England outside of London, bus use increased by 0.3% when compared with the previous year
Comparing October to December 2014 with October to December 2013, there was a 0.5% decrease in local bus passenger journeys in England with a 0.5% increase in London and a 1.5% decrease outside London. Bus passenger journeys also decreased in Wales and Scotland over the same period.
Local bus fares index
Comparing December 2014 with December 2013, the local bus fares index increased by 3.2% in England (3.1% in London, 2.5% in metropolitan areas and 3.7% in non-metropolitan areas). The retail prices index increased by 1.6% over the same 12 month period. In Scotland, local bus fares increased by 2.7% and in Wales by 3.6%