Bus travel in London highest in 50 years
London Buses have carried more passengers and travelled more kilometres in the last year than at any time in the last 50 years, according to new figures released by Transport for London today.
The capital’s bus network is one of the largest and most comprehensive urban transport systems in the world. During the last financial year London buses carried almost 2.3 billion passengers. That was 24 million more than the previous year and more than the entire number of journeys across the UK rail network. Bus ridership has increased by 60 per cent in London since 2000 due to a sustained investment in the bus network and improvements to services.
Last year buses in the capital travelled 486 million kilometres in passenger service, which was 2.6 million kilometres more than the previous year. Every weekday in London 7,500 buses carry more than 6 million passengers on 700 different routes across the Capital.
[Note to London Transport – we use miles not kilometres in the United Kingdom – Ed]