Bus Services: Standards

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 21 June 2016.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the timeliness of bus services across England and Wales in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Bus punctuality data for England are collected and managed by local authorities, and published by the Department for Transport in online statistical tables. Not all local authorities collect bus punctuality data. The Department does not collect or publish bus punctuality data for Wales.

The Department publishes two measures of bus punctuality for frequent and non-frequent bus services. A frequent service is one that has six or more buses per hour. For frequent services, statistics are only available for some local authorities in table BUS0903, available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/463885/bus0903.xls. An England-wide figure is not available.

The proportion of non-frequent bus services in England running on-time is published in table BUS0902, available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/463884/bus0902.xls. The latest statistics show that in 2014/15, 83% of non-frequent services across England ran on-time compared with 81% in 2010/11. ‘On-time’ is defined as one between 1 minute early and 5 minutes 59 seconds late.

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