Service Levels

Over the last decade bus networks have been contracting outside London (particularly in Metropolitan areas) whilst growing in London.

Key Indicators

Vehicle miles

Local bus service miles continue to fall in England. However there has been a slight increase in Metropolitan Areas over the most recent year. 


Bus passenger miles

Passenger miles have a seen significant decrease in the last ten years, particularly in the Metropolitan areas. There has been a slight increase in the most recent year, mainly driven by growth in non-Metropolitan areas


Passenger miles per vehicle mile

On average there are 12.5 passenger miles on local bus services per bus vehicle mile, in England. This figure varies across the country, with London having almost twice as many bus passenger miles per vehicle mile as other areas.