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, 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.