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Public Transport

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of public transport (a) journeys and (b) passenger miles were taken by (i) local bus, (ii) non-local bus and coach, (iii) local train services, (iv) non-local train services, (v) tram, (vi) taxi, (vii) domestic ferry services, (viii) domestic air services and (ix) other modes of transport in the latest period for which figures are available. (101672)

The following table shows data for 2005 on the percentage of public transport (a) trips (or journeys) and (b) distance travelled by main mode of transport in Great Britain.

Proportion of public transport trips and distance by main mode in GB: 2005

Percentage

Trips

Distance

Local bus

62

27

Non-local bus and coach

1

7

Surface rail

15

44

Light rail

2

1

LT Underground

7

6

Taxi/minicab

12

6

Air

0

8

Other public

0

0

All public transport

100

100

Source:

DfT National Travel Survey