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Bus and Coach Statistics: 2003-04

DescriptionShows the trends in vehicle-kilometres, passenger journeys and receipts; describes the availability of services and people's use of and views on them, particularly the use of buses for commuting.
ISBN0 7559 3924 7
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 15, 2005

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Statistical Bulletin Transport Series
Trn/2005/1: Bus and Coach Statistics: 2003-04

Published March 2005
ISBN 0 7559 3924 7

A Scottish Executive National Statistics Publication

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Contents

1. Main Points
2. Background
3. Bus and coach service statistics
4. Scottish Household Survey results
5. Notes and Definitions
6. The DfT survey of Public Service Vehicle Operators
7. The Scottish Household Survey
8. Further information about the statistics in this bulletin
Scottish Executive Transport Statistics publications
THE SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT STATISTICS WEB PAGES
SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE STATISTICAL SERVICES
Correspondence and enquiries

Tables
1. Distance Travelled (vehicle kilometres)
Table 1.1 Vehicle kilometres by type of service
Table 1.2 Local Bus Services: Vehicle kilometres per head of population, and on commercial and on subsidised services
2. Passenger journeys (boardings)
Table 2.1 Local bus services: Passenger journeys (boardings) by area
Table 2.2 Local bus services: Passenger journeys (boardings) per head of population
3. Fares
Table 3.1 Local bus services: fare indices
Table 3.2 Passenger transport price indices for Great Britain
4. Passenger Receipts
Table 4.1 Passenger Receipts in Scotland by type of service
Table 4.2 Local bus services: Passenger receipts by area
5. Local Bus Services: Government Support
Table 5.1 Local bus services: Government support for Great Britain
Table 5.2 Local bus services: Public transport support by area
Table 5.3 Local bus services: Concessionary fare reimbursement by area
Table 5.4 Bus Service Operators Grant by area
6. Local Bus Services: Operating Costs
Table 6.1 Local bus services: Operating costs per vehicle kilometre by area
Table 6.2 Local bus services: Operating costs per passenger journey by area
7. Vehicle Stock
Table 7.1 Vehicle stock by type of vehicle
Table 7.2 Vehicle stock (Scotland) with a super low floor design, powered lift or ramp, or kneeling mechanism by type of vehicle
8. Staff Employed
Table 8.1 Staff employed: by type of employment
9. Local Bus Services: areas within Scotland
Table 9.1 Local bus services: ESTIMATED vehicle kilometres
Table 9.2 Local bus services: ESTIMATED passenger journeys (boardings)
10. Local Bus Services: Longer term trends
Table 10.1 Local Bus Services
Table 11 Households - walking time to the nearest bus stop, and frequency of service: 2003
Table 12 Population - walking time to the nearest bus stop, or nearest place one can get a bus, and the frequency of bus service there: 1999/2000, 2001/2002 and 2003
Table 13 Adults (16+) - views on public transport: is it convenient? and, as an aspect of the neighbourhood, is it good or poor?: 2003
Table 14 Adults (16+) - use of local bus services in the previous month: 2003
Table 15 Adults (16+) - views on local bus services of those who used them in the past month: 2003
Table 16 Employed adults (16+) who do not work from home - usual means of travel to work car/van commuters - could they use public transport?: 2003
Table 17 Employed adults (16+) who do not work from home - usual means of travel to work car/van commuters - could they use public transport?: 1999/2000, 2001/2002 and 2003
Table 18 Reasons for using the bus to travel to work: 2003
Table 19 Employed adults (16+) not working from home, who usually travel to work by car/van - could they use public transport, and reasons why they do not or cannot
Table 20 Car/van commuters who said they could use public transport - most common reasons for not doing so: July 1999 to December 2003
Table 21 Car/van commuters who said they could not use public transport - most common reasons why they cannot: July 1999 to December 2003
Table 22 Reasons for not using buses more often: 2003
Table 23 Main reason for not using buses more often: April to December 2003
Table 24 Reasons for not using buses more often: 2002 & 2003
Table 25 Adults (16+) - frequency of travelling by bus in the evening ("say between 7p.m. and 10 p.m.") and how safe from crime they felt, or would feel, travelling by bus in the evening: 2003
Table 26 Adults who hold a concessionary travel pass which allows free travel on off-peak local bus sevices: April to December 2003
Table 27 Adults (16+) - percentage of their journeys which were made by bus, and percentage who reported making 1+ journeys by bus on the day before the interview: 2003