Buses and coaches perform many vital roles across society, from providing essential transport to cleaning up the air we all breathe. Below are the top 5 facts each about bus and coach.
Pre-Covid 19 bus was the most-used form of public transport, with bus journeys making up 60% of all public transport journeys.
A fully loaded double decker bus can take 75 cars off the road, which can ease congestion and improve air quality.
Bus commuters added an impressive £64 billion to the economy each year pre-Covid.
Before the pandemic on average around 50 bus trips were made per person per year.
Pre-Covid a huge 5 million trips were made by bus each day, which included:
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You can click here to read a selection of facts, figures and explanations collated by CPT Scotland to challenge misleading narratives regarding the bus industry in Scotland. The purpose of this document is to provide evidence-based context to inform discussions on the future of the bus sector.
Just one coach-load of people can keep up to 50 cars off the roads, which can contribute to solving the problems of congestion and air pollution.
Pre-pandemic British people made an estimated 500 million passenger journeys by coach in the UK each year.
In 2019 there were a huge 23 million visits to tourist attractions and locations by coach, which contributed an impressive £14 billion to the UK economy.
Coaches will continue to play an important role in the road to Net Zero. 56% of carbon dioxide emissions come from cars & taxis, just 3% come from buses & coaches.
Coaches provide vital and safe transport, getting around 600,000 children to school each day.
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