Scotland bus numbers down

Scotland bus numbers down

The latest transport figures for Scotland show that of the 537 million journeys made by public transport in 2015/16, 76% were by bus, 17% by rail, 5% by air and 2% by ferry. Two thirds of commuters travelled to work by car or van.

According to Transport for Scotland, the last five years have seen increases in car, air and rail passenger numbers, along with a rise in the distance cycled, while bus passenger numbers have fallen from 430 million in 2010/11, to 409 million in 2015/16 – a fall of nearly 5%. Car traffic, meanwhile, was up by just over 3% during the same period, with cycle use up by nearly 15% and passengers on ScotRail up by 19%

To read the report in full click here for Transport for Scotland.

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