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.
Annual statistics on bus operator revenue and costs, and government support to bus operators and for concessionary travel have been updated alongside this publication.
Comparing July to September 2012 with the same quarter in the previous year:
- a 0.1% decrease in bus passenger journeys in England with a 2.4% increase for London, a 1.8% decrease in metropolitan areas and a decrease of 3.2% in non metropolitan areas.
- over the same period there was a decrease of 2.1% in passenger journeys in Scotland, and a decrease of 3.2% in Wales.
Comparing July to September 2012 with the previous quarter, there was an increase of 0.3% in seasonally adjusted bus passenger journeys in England, with falls in each area type except London which had an increase of 1.3%.
Bus fares index
Comparing September 2012 with September 2011:
- an increase in bus fares of 6.0% in England (5.4% in London, 5.2% in metropolitan areas and 7.2% in non metropolitan areas). The all items retail prices index increased by 2.6% over this period.
- over the same period there was an increase of 5.4% in fares in Scotland, and an increase of 9.1% in Wales.
Information on bus statistics, including the pre-release access list and related technical documentation is available.