Bus Services: Fares

Department for Transport written question – answered on 22nd July 2022.

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Photo of Wera Hobhouse Wera Hobhouse Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport), Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the average cost of bus travel in each year since 2000, broken down by region.

Photo of Karl McCartney Karl McCartney Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department does not hold the information that is being requested on the estimate of average cost of bus travel since 2000, broken down by region.

The Department does however publish a quarterly index of local bus fares, by metropolitan area status and country, from 2005 onwards.

Data for the bus fares index is collected through a sample survey of around 100 operators and TfL. The index provides an estimate of the change in the average cost of bus travel to the passenger but not the actual fare levels paid as the data are not collected.

The information can be found in the table at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1086052/bus0415.ods

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