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Scottish Transport Statistics No 29: 2010 Edition

Has figures on (e.g.) road vehicles, traffic, accidents, bus and rail passengers, road and rail freight, air and water transport, finance, personal travel and international comparisons.


Table 2.2 Passenger journeys (boardings) by type of service 1,2

1999-00

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05 3

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

million

Local bus services

455

458

466

471

478 |

461

468

482

498

493

467

1. In September 2006, DfT revised the bus passenger numbers for each year from 1985-86 in order to adjust for the under-recording by some operators of the numbers of passengers who did not pay cash ( e.g. those using season tickets, concessionary fare passes, return halves of tickets, etc). These revisions increased the passenger numbers by between 2.4% and 4.4% per year, depending upon the year (as the proportion of cash fares has been declining, the adjustments to the more recent figures tended to be greater).
2. Figures for passenger journeys on other (non-local) services are no longer collected.
3. Break in the local bus series due to changes in the estimation methodology from 2004/05

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