31 January 2023 – Local bus statistics for England, including passenger journeys, bus mileage and vehicles, for the year ending March 2022 have been published on the DfT website.
The figures show an increase in passenger journeys by 1.3 billion or 79.6% to 2.8 billion. This was however still far lower than 2 years ago where passenger journeys in the financial year ending 2020 for England were 4.1 billion.
Bus mileage in England saw an increase when compared to the financial year ending 2021 by 93.3 million miles or 9.6%. Bus mileage has been less severely impacted than passenger journeys over the last couple of years. This is largely due to the Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG) and then the Bus Recovery Grant (BRG) which was introduced to keep services running that may have otherwise operated at a loss, or not operated at all.
Read the full document: Annual bus statistics for year ending March 2022