Please see the table below showing bus kilometres operated for the years 2015/16-2020/21 with a split of inner, outer and cross boundary services for 2017/18-2020/21. It is not possible to provide a split of inner, outer and cross boundary for years before 2017/18 as consistent data is no longer available. The disaggregated stop-to-stop level data needed for this calculation is held in TfL systems for a limited period of time and 2017/18 data was the earliest year for which it had data when this split was first calculated. 2020/21 data is included to period 8 but operated kilometres are suppressed this year because of impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Transport for London has reduced total bus service volumes from 492m in 2015/16 to 476m in 2019/20 to better match passenger demand. This has included modernising the central London network to reflect changing travel patterns and make it more efficient. TfL has maintained or increased service volumes in over half of outer London boroughs, consistent with its policy, in place since the 2019/20 business plan, of redistributing bus resources to outer London to encourage people to transfer to sustainable modes.
Bus operated kilometres (millions)
2020/21 to Period 8