Public Transport: Staff

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd June 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people employed by (a) public rail, (b) tram, (c) bus and (d) ferry operators.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Based the ONS’s Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES), in 2018, there were 52 thousand people employed in interurban rail passenger transport. There were 19 thousand people employed in urban and suburban rail passenger transport (including underground and metro). There were 113 thousand people employed in other urban, suburban or metropolitan passenger transport (excluding taxi operators). There were 7 thousand people employed in sea and coastal water transport.

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