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Extent of bus use collapse in lockdown revealed

Buses

17 November 2021

 

The number of local bus passenger journeys in England fell by 61% in the year ending March 2021, annual bus statistics have revealed. In 2020/21, 1.57 billion passenger journeys were made by local bus in England, a fall of 2.5 billion journeys compared with 2019/20. 

This was largely due to the lockdown restrictions in the Covid-19 pandemic, according to DfT’s analysis. 

The figures show that bus mileage was less severely impacted than passenger journeys, falling by 16% compared...

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