THE CHAMPIONS’ LEAGUE OF BUS TRIP-MAKING

In my last article I highlighted the on-going patronage decline problem in London. This time, I want to dwell on some of the industry’s successes.

The chart shows the ‘trip rate’ – the number of bus trips the average resident in a given area makes in a calendar year. As such, it covers everyone from ‘core’ users, who may travel several times a day, to the Jeremy Clarkson-types who never set foot on a bus all year.

What does it tell us ?

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