Bus passengers pass pre-Covid levels for first time in three years

Peter Stonham
02 November 2023
The £2 bus fare cap has helped cut bus fares in England outside London by 7.4% between June 2022 and June 2023. PIC: Deniz Huseyin
The £2 bus fare cap has helped cut bus fares in England outside London by 7.4% between June 2022 and June 2023. PIC: Deniz Huseyin

 

The number of people taking the bus outside of London in England has returned to pre-pandemic levels for the first time, industry figures suggest.

Bus use was badly hit by the Pandemic restrictions and was slow to return, as with rail travel, though car use bounced back much more strongly.

But after several months of steady growth this year, Tuesday 12 October was the first weekday when more people travelled by bus than on the equivalent day before the pandemic, according to data from...

+86% more

 

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