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Bus News: Issue 326 14 Jul 2008

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Bus, Growth, London Bus, Transport for London, Greater London

London bus use still growing

NEW FIGURES on bus use in London obtained by Transit reveal that between 1999 and 2007 patronage in the capital increased by 45%, with passenger numbers increasing from 1,296m to 1,880m.

The strongest year during the eight-year period was 2003/04 when, thanks no doubt to the introduction of the congestion charge in central London, bus use increased by 10.8% in one year. Since then growth has slowed (see panel below), with just a 1.3% increase in 2005/06. However, in the last year patronage has...

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