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. This trend is not consistent over all areas, with vehicle miles remaining stable in London whilst falling in both metropolitan and non metropolitan areas. 

Bus passenger miles

Passenger miles have seen significant in the last ten years - particularly in the Metropolitan areas . London has seen growth in the last ten years, but a small decline in two of the last three years.

Passenger miles per vehicle mile

On average there are 12.2 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.