Number of bus journeys in England falls by 85m in a year
Labour says official figures show devastating impact of Tory cuts on local services
The number of bus passenger journeys in England slumped by 85m last year, according to figures that Labour said highlighted the devastating impact of cuts to local services under the current government.
According to Department for Transport (DfT) statistics, passenger journeys fell by 3.2% outside London – continuing a downward regional trend that started in 2008-09 – while bus use in the capital declined by 0.7%.
There were 4.36bn passenger journeys in England in the year to March 2018, down 1.9% on the previous year, but 4.2% lower than in 2005. At the same time, total bus mileage fell by 3.4% last year.
Source: Guardian Transport