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Public Transport: Bus Services

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of people using public bus services in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (250059)

The following tables show the number of bus passenger journeys in Great Britain for each of the last five years together with the frequency of bus use for British residents.

Local bus services passenger journeys: 2003-04 to 2007-08

Million

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Great Britain

4,681

4,737

4,791

5,097

5,164

Source:

DFT Annual Surveys of Passenger Service Vehicle Operators

Frequency of use of local bus: 2003 to 2007

Percentage of individuals

2003

20041

2005

2006

2007

3 or more times a week

17

16

16

17

Once or twice a week

11

10

11

11

Less than once a week, more than once or twice a month

4

4

4

4

Once or twice a month

7

8

8

8

Less than once a month, more than once or twice a year

7

7

7

7

Once or twice a year

10

10

9

9

Less than once a year or never

44

45

44

43

Total

100

100

100

100

1 Data not available.

Source:

DFT National Travel Survey