Quarterly bus statistics for October to December 2021

30 March 2022 – Quarterly bus figures showing local bus passenger journeys in England for October to December 2021, have been published on the DfT website.

The statistics show 2.45 billion passenger journeys during the three-month period, a 15% increase when compared with the previous year.

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Bus travel outside London increased by 0.17 billion (17%) compared with the previous year, to 1.16 billion, whilst bus use in London increased by 0.16 billion passenger journeys (15%) to 1.29 billion.

When comparing October to December 2021 with the corresponding 3 months of 2020, bus use in London increased by 48%. Bus use in England outside London increased by 59% compared with the same quarter in 2020.

This publication covers October to December 2021, which coincides with the application of movement restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Great Britain.

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