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Bus Passengers

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many journeys were taken by bus passengers in each passenger transport authority area in each of the last three years. [106452]

Revised bus patronage figures for the year 2001–02 for Greater Manchester, Merseyside and West Midlands passenger transport authority areas were published by the Department on Thursday 3 April 2003. Previous estimates were published by the Department in "A Bulletin of Public Transport Statistics GB: 2002 and in Regional Transport Statistics: 2002".The revisions follow a National Statistics Quality Review of the Department's bus, coach and light rail statistics and discussions held with staff in the passenger transport authorities about differences in their estimates of bus patronage and those produced by the Department. The full set of figures is as follows:

Bus passenger journeys
Tyne and Wear151146141
West Yorkshire180189181
South Yorkshire130131128
Greater Manchester1992041205
West Midlands3533531352
1 Revised figure