Over the last decade bus networks have been contracting outside London (particularly in Metropolitan areas) whilst growing in London.
Local bus service miles continue to fall in England, with Covid-19 restrictions increasing the pace of this reduction. Metropolitan areas had seen a small increase in vehicle miles before the drop in Covid-19 years, with the long term trend still downwards.
Bus passenger miles
Passenger miles have a seen significant decrease in the last ten years, particularly in the Metropolitan areas. This trend was exacerbated by Covid-19 restrictions.