National Statistics

Quarterly bus statistics: October to December 2016

Local bus passenger journeys and fares statistics in Great Britain for October to December 2016.


Quarterly bus statistics: October to December 2016 tables

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Statistics on the number of local bus:

  • passenger journeys
  • fares

in Great Britain.

For the year ending December 2016, the number of local bus passenger journeys in:

  • England was 4.47 billion, a 2.1% decrease
  • London decreased by 3.1%
  • England outside London decreased by 1.1%

Comparing local bus passenger journeys for October to December 2016 to the same period in 2015, we see:

  • a 1.4% decrease in England
  • bus use in London decreased by 2.3%

In the same period for bus use, we see:

  • England outside London decreased by 0.4%.
  • Scotland decreased by 1.8%
  • Wales increased by 4.1%

The local bus fares index increased by 1.3% in England between December 2015 and December 2016.

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

  • 1.6% decrease in London
  • 2.4% increase in metropolitan areas
  • 3.4% increase in non-metropolitan areas

The retail prices index increased by 2.5% over the same 12-month period.

Local bus fares increased by:

  • 3.3% in Scotland
  • 0.8% in Wales

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Published 14 March 2017