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Bus statistics reveal increasing use in England but Scotland and Wales fall back

Andrew Garnett

The Department for Transport has published statistics relating to bus and light rail patronage and bus passenger satisfaction for the first quarter of 2009.

The document reveals the number of bus and light rail journeys in England for the year 2008/09 is provisionally estimated to have been 22.6% higher than in 2000/01 at nearly 4.9 billion. This is an increase of 3.1% from 2007/08. Over the same year, passenger journeys increased by 3.1% in London, 3.3% in the metropolitan counties and 2.9%...

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