Quarterly bus statistics: quarter 4 2011
|Publisher:||Department for Transport|
|Published date:||15 March 2012|
|Statistics topic:||Buses and coaches, Concessionary travel, Journeys / Trips|
This publication presents data on passenger journeys on buses in Great Britain during Q4 (October to December) 2011, estimated using a panel survey of the largest bus operators. All figures in this release are seasonally adjusted.
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Comparing Q4 (October to December) 2011 with the same quarter in the previous year:
- There was an increase in bus passenger journeys of 2.0 per cent in England with a 3.1 per cent increase for non-metropolitan areas, a 2.4 per cent increase for London, and a decrease of 0.1 per cent in metropolitan areas.
- Over the same period there was an increase of 2.0 per cent in passenger journeys in Scotland, and an increase of 6.6 per cent in Wales.
- It is likely that these comparisons will be influenced by the better weather during Q4 2011 compared with Q4 2010. Bus patronage figures for English non-metropolitan areas and Wales were particularly low during Q4 2010 which may be due to the widespread snowfall in November and December 2010.
Comparing the last two quarters, between Q3 (July to September) 2011 and Q4 (October to December) 2011:
- There was an increase in bus passenger journeys of 0.9 per cent in England (1.5 per cent In London, 0.4 per cent in metropolitan areas and 0.2 per cent in non-metropolitan areas).
- Over the same period there was an increase of 0.5 per cent in passenger journeys in Scotland, and an increase of 0.8 per cent in Wales.
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