TfL Buses Service Volume (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 8th January 2021.

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What was the service volume for TfL buses (million km operated) broken down by borough for 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, and 2020/21?

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Please see the attached table showing bus kilometres operated for the years 2015/16-2019/20 broken down by borough. Data for 2020/21 is not yet available. Operated bus kilometres outside the London boroughs by cross-boundary routes are not included in this table.

In recent years, Transport for London has reduced volumes in inner London where demand has fallen the most, with the greatest reductions in Westminster, Camden, City of London and Kensington and Chelsea. It has either maintained or increased service volumes in over half of outer London boroughs. This is consistent with TfL’s policy, in place since the 2019/20 business plan, of redistributing bus resources to outer London to encourage people to transfer to sustainable modes.

The largest increase in operated bus kilometres occurred in Barking and Dagenham.